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- Hurd, H.Scott; McKean, James D.; Wesley, Irene V.; Karriker, Locke A.
- Journal of food protection 2001 v.64 no.7 pp. 939
- swine; slaughter; duration; Salmonella; slaughterhouses; feces; lymph nodes; cecum; genetic variation; microbial contamination; shedding
- ... The objective of this paper was to evaluate the effect of lairage (holding > 12 h during transport to slaughter) in clean facilities on Salmonella isolation from market swine. We tested 30 market-bound pigs (about 240 lb [110 kg]) on each of 10 occasions from an Iowa farrow-to-finish operation with about 600 sows. All pigs were slaughtered, and samples were collected at a large Midwest abattoir. O ...