Prevention and Control

There is no substitute for good management practices. Maintaining a clean, safe operation is essential to raising healthy poultry. The most effective prevention strategies are those that follow a program approach as opposed to a single control measure.

Pullet Supply

Requiring a strict regimen at the breeder source helps build immunity at an early age.

Biosecurity

Restricting traffic and access by unauthorized personnel helps reduce the chance of introducing infectious agents.

Cleaning and Disinfection

Practicing thorough cleaning of facilities and using approved disinfectants for Salmonella helps reduce the chance of infection.

Egg Handling and Refrigeration

Proper handling and refrigeration of eggs helps prevent uncontrolled Salmonella growth.

Environmental Testing

Running periodic diagnostic tests at 14 weeks and 40 to 45 weeks-of-age (including a post-molt follow-up test at 70 weeks-of-age) makes it easier to find and help fight Salmonella infection. If the flock tests positive for Salmonella, initiate an egg-testing protocol.

Recordkeeping

Properly documenting test results and all management practices helps organize a protocol for future reference.

For more information on biosecurity, view our "Related Resources".

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