Italian Journal of Animal Science vol:4 issue:3 pages:269-271
43rd SIPA Congress Forli, ITALY, OCT 07-08, 2004
The aim of this work is to present the preliminary results of a study about the prevalence of Campylobacter jejuni in poultry breeder bocks. It was examined three different breeder flocks of Bojano in Molise region. A total of 360 cloacal swabs and 80 enviromental swabs was collected. Of the 3 flocks studied, 6.9% tested were positive for Campylobacter spp. The most-prevalent isolated species is C. jejuni (8.2%). Only 3 of the 360 cloacal swabs samples examined were associated with C. coli. The environmental swabs resulted negative. This results confirms again that poultry is a reservoir of this germ.