In January 2010, we examined the prevalence of Salmonella in the rectal swab of 66 swine on 8 farms and in 25 pork products at 6 meat retailers of Sa Kaew province. Salmonella was isolated from 3%(2/66) of swine rectal swab samples and 96%(24/25) of pork samples. In rectal swab samples, both S. Weltevreden and S. Dumfries were isolated from one sample, and S. Stanley from another sample. In pork, a total of 42 isolates (16 serovars) were found ; 8 strains of S. Rissen, 5 strains of S. Stanley and S. Anatum, 4 strains of S. Give and S. Kedougou, 3 strains of S. Welteverden, 2 strains of S. Hvittingfoss, S. Agona and S. Krefeld, and only 1 strain of 7 serovars were isolated. The resistance of Salmonella isolates was highest for tetracycline (69%), followed by ampicillin (50%), sulfamethoxazoletrimethoprim (36%), streptomycin (31%), chloramphenicol (14%), cefotaxime (5%), and ciprofloxacin (2%). S. Stanley and S. Weltevreden were found in both rectal swab and pork samples; however, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and resistance profiles revealed no relationship between the rectal swab and pork isolates. In our study, Salmonella was isolated from only 3% of swine rectal swab samples, however, pork at a meat retailer in Sa Kaew province had a high prevalence of Salmonella. The result suggested that cross contamination may occur during slaughter house, transportation, to retail shop.
Pulsrikarn, Chaiwat; Chaichana, Phattharaphron; Pornruangwong, Srirat; Morita, Yukio; Yamamoto, Shigeki; and Boonmar, Sumalee
"Serotype, Antimicrobial Susceptibility, and Genotype of Salmonella Isolates from Swine and Pork in Sa Kaew Province, Thailand,"
The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine: Vol. 42:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://digital.car.chula.ac.th/tjvm/vol42/iss1/10