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Volume 9, Number 7—July 2003

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Salmonella Control Programs in Denmark

Henrik C. Wegener*Comments to Author , Tine Hald*, Lo Fo Wong*, Mogens Madsen*, Helle Korsgaard*, Flemming Bager*, Peter Gerner-Smidt†, and Kåre Mølbak†
Author affiliations: *Danish Veterinary Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark; †Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Prevalence of Salmonella in Danish pig herds as determined by continuous serologic testing of all commercial pig herds (N >700,000 samples tested/year). Herds are categorized in three levels based on the proportion of seropositive meat juice samples during the last 3 months. Owners in level 2 and 3 are encouraged to seek advice on how to reduce the Salmonella problem in the herd (e.g., feeding, hygiene, and management). Furthermore, pigs from level 3 herds can only be slaughtered in special s

Figure 5. Prevalence of Salmonella in Danish pig herds as determined by continuous serologic testing of all commercial pig herds (N >700,000 samples tested/year). Herds are categorized in three levels based on the proportion of seropositive meat juice samples during the last 3 months. Owners in level 2 and 3 are encouraged to seek advice on how to reduce the Salmonella problem in the herd (e.g., feeding, hygiene, and management). Furthermore, pigs from level 3 herds can only be slaughtered in special slaughterhouses under special hygienic precautions. Data from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.

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