The Prevalence of Campylobacter in Pigs during Fattening

  • Martijn J. B. M. Weijtens
  • Jan van der Plas
  • Bert A. P. Urlings
  • Peter G. H. Bijker

Abstract

The aim of this study was to improve our knowledge of the epidemiology of campylobacters in pigs. This can help in understanding whether it is possible to reduce the prevalence of campylobacters in the pig population and, ultimately, to produce campylobacter-free pork. For this purpose the prevalence of campylobacters in porkers in 8 farms was monitored. A selection of campylobacter isolates was characterised by a genetic typing method known as RFLP (Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism).

Keywords

Faecal Sample Subsequent Group RFLP Type Fattening Period Gastric Sample 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martijn J. B. M. Weijtens
    • 1
  • Jan van der Plas
    • 2
  • Bert A. P. Urlings
    • 1
  • Peter G. H. Bijker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of the Food of Animal Origin, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.TNO Nutrition and Food ResearchZeistThe Netherlands

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