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Abstract

This publication is the proceedings of a scientific workshop held in Brussels, 11-13 October 1983, under the auspices of the CEC as part of its programme of coordination of agricultural research. 38 papers were grouped in seven sessions on: "present status of salmonellosis"; "taxonomy diagnostic methods"; "host parasite relationship - pathogenesis"; "epidemiology"; "immunoprophylaxis"; "ecology of R-plasmids"; "treatment". Emphasis was also placed on priorities for future research: they should be centred on three areas: Pathogenesis: We are still ignorant of the basic mechanisms of Salmonella pathogenicity. Before objective methods of control can be applied, it is essential to know how Salmonella infect the host, where they multiply in the host, where and why the organisms lodge in the carrier animal, and the virulence factors involved. Epidemiology and Surveillance: There is need for improvement in data collection, analysis and speedy feedback of information; for standardization of the various typing methods (phage typing and biotyping); for faster, safer and cheaper diagnostic methods; for prospective surveillance; for surveillance of broiler production premises by laboratory examination of randomly selected animals. Molecular Genetics Studies: Analysis of drug resistance and virulence factors must be extended to provide a more scientific basis to epidemiological investigations, virulence factors and vaccine production.

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Authors: ERREBO LARSEN H THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, COPENHAGEN (DENMARK), THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY, COPENHAGEN (DENMARK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9197 EN (1984) FS, 342 P., BFR 1200, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989124000500 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en