Vaccination to control Salmonella and improve weight gain in pigs

09-11-2010 | | |

Immunization appears to be one of the most promising approaches for control of Salmonella on swine farms (1). Salmonella Choleraesuis vaccines are commercially available (2-3), however S. Choleraesuis does not appear to be a common pathogen in Ontario swine herds any longer (4).

On the other hand Salmonella Typhimurium var. Copenghagen has become the most frequent serovar recovered on Ontario swine farms (4). The objectives of the present study were i) to determine if an autogenous S. Typhimurium vaccine or a commercial live S. Choleraesuis vaccine can reduce the prevalence of Salmonella shedding in pigs, ii) to determine if Salmonella shedding is associated with weight gain in pigs.
Vahab Farzan; Robert M. Friendship
University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada

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