Salmonella contamination in poultry – are we missing a potential reservoir?
The objective of this study was to assess presence and characteristics of Salmonella enterica found in synovial fluid of broiler carcasses. Synovial fluid of three individual joints from 500 broiler carcasses was individually sampled (1,500 total samples) from five broiler processing facilities located in the Southeast and Western U.S. The external surface of broiler carcass was decontaminated prior to sampling of the shoulder, coxofemoral, and tibiofemoral joints. Individual samples were enriched, composited, and subjected to rapid PCR-based detection of Salmonella. Individual samples from any ...
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