Optimizing defense mechanisms in poultry against Salmonella infection

Control of Salmonella in poultry is important to decrease the incidence of foodborne salmonellosis in humans.

Protection against Salmonella-infection can be divided into protection provided by:

  1. The immune system
    The immune system is stimulated by accurate vaccination with Salmonella-antigens.
  2. The intestinal microflora
    A balanced intestinal flora will provide protection against the colonisation of Salmonella bacteria through the mechanism of Competitive Exclusion.

A complete approach towards Salmonella control includes vaccination with Merck Animal Health Salmonella Poultry vaccines and the use of competitive exclusion products.