backyard chickens

CDC links multi-state salmonella outbreak to backyard poultry

· July 30, 2018

The CDC and multiple states are investigating several multi-state outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with backyard poultry. As of July 13, 2018, 212 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella have been reported from 44 states. The illnesses started being reported in February. Thirty-four people have been hospitalized, and no deaths have […]

Multi-state Salmonella infection linked to pre-cut melon

· June 19, 2018

The CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the FDA are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to pre-cut melon. As of June 7, 60 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Adelaide have been reported from five states. States that have reported illnesses include Illinois (6 cases), Indiana […]

More illnesses confirmed in Rose Acre Farms Salmonella recall

· May 11, 2018

Twelve more people from five states have become ill since Rose Acre Farms recalled 200 million eggs in April for salmonella potential. In total 35 cases have been reported across nine states with 11 people hospitalized. No one has died. On April 13, Rose Acre Farms of Seymour, Indiana, voluntarily recalled 206,749,248 shell eggs because […]

Finding right rooster may breed pathogen-resistant chickens

· November 2, 2017

The key to breeding pathogen-resistant chickens may be as easy as testing the rooster, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in College Station, Texas. The test identifies roosters whose blood contains naturally high levels of two key chemicals, cytokines and chemokines. These chemicals mobilize the birds’ innate immune response, according to ARS microbiologist Christi […]

New Salmonella vaccine a win-win for livestock, humans

· September 5, 2017

Some types of Salmonella cause disease in food animals. Others cause foodborne illness in humans. A new vaccine developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in Ames, Iowa, protects against both types of Salmonella in food animals. Most Salmonella vaccines only protect against one type of the pathogen. This leaves pigs susceptible to disease from […]

Calf health: Stop Salmonella before it spreads

· April 6, 2017

A calf may have the healthiest gastrointestinal tract and best immune system in the world at birth, but that doesn’t mean it’s not susceptible to Salmonella. “There are two kinds of farms. Those that have Salmonella and those that don’t know they have it,” said Dr. Corale Dorn, DVM, Dell Veterinary Clinic, Dell Rapids, South […]

Wisconsin State Vet: Protect your farm from salmonella

· December 1, 2016

Wisconsin State Veterinarian, Dr. Paul McGraw, is urging cattle producers to take preventative measures against a multi-drug resistant strain of Salmonella Heidelberg that is linked to infected dairy bull calves purchased in Wisconsin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 21 people from eight states have become infected with the specific strain of […]

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