According to the Zoonosis Act of 2003 all EU members are obliged to establish objectives for reducing Salmonella in breeder and finisher herds in 2007. EU-approved national plans for surveillance and control of Salmonella in pigs must be implemented in 2009. While Sweden, Finland and Denmark have already met the requirements, other EU countries are still working on the issue. Some of the Danish experiences of intensive surveillance of Salmonella over the past ten years are described here.
This article can also be found in Pig Progress Enteric Diseases Special III (2005). To view the article online simply click on the link below.
Keywords: enteric diseases, Salmonella, surveillance, Zoonosis Act