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IJAVMS. 2010; 4(1): 23-27

PCR Based Surrveillence of Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium from the Freshly Slaughtered (Butchered) Broiler Shops to Study the Sanitary Aspects in Lahore Pakistan

Muhammad Younus, Muhammad A. Khan, Qamar-un-Nisa, Muhammad Khurram Shahzad.

The present study was conducted to investigate the sanitary aspects of poultry meat as infected by newly emerging Salmonella serovars including Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium either in raw or freshly slaughtered poultry meat in butcher’s shops at Lahore Pakistan. The ultimate objective was to generate data in relevant to risk of food poisoning are also cited with the consumption of freshly butchered broilers which is a common and preferred choice of general public in Pakistan. Salmonellosis is one of the most wide spread food borne zoonoses in all the continents of the world. The etiological agents Salmonella enteritidis and Salmonella typhimurium not only produce the disease but during the convalescent phase (after the recovery of disease) remain carriers for indefinite period of time. In this study 200 samples of broiler poultry meat were collected from the shops of the butchers located in the metropolitan city of Lahore. The positivity percentage of Salmonella enteritidis in broilers it was 4 and 18% respectively. The positivity of Salmonella typhimurium in local indiginuous poultry birds was 2 and 14%. There was not significant difference (P >0.05) between the positivity percentage of salmonella enteritidis and salmonella typhimurium as far as identification of Salmonellae from indiginuous poultry breed and broiler meat was concerned.

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