Reply To: Same tools to fight against Salmonella and Campylobacter ?

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Clara Marin

No, if the experience with implementing biosecurity measures at the field level has taught us anything, Campylobacter and Salmonella are very different. The epidemiology of both microorganisms is entirely different. And so are very different microorganisms in their behaviour, both on the farm, in the laboratory and their response to the biosecurity strategies implemented against them.

Starting with the age at which animals are most susceptible to infection. The lack of vaccines to fight Campylobacter. The ability of Campylobacter to survive in the environment in a viable non-culturable but infective form. The high ability of Salmonella to persist under adverse conditions.