Atlas of pathology
Where: digestive system, intestines
Salmonella typhimurium was isolated from all the pigs samples in the unit.
Salmonella is a major cause of food-borne illness in humans. Most salmonellosis outbreaks occur in weaner pigs, and although disease in adults and piglets is infrequent, infection is not. Salmonella infection of pig herds is much more common than disease and involves limited invasion of tissues, including mesenteric lymph nodes, tonsils, intestine or bladder. This is a very important consideration for both pig and human health and welfare.