November 15, 2015

Evaluation of the association between feeding raw meat and Salmonella enterica infections at a Greyhound breeding facility.

The purpose of this paper was to investigate Salmonella enterica infections at greyhound breeding facilities, at the request of a greyhound breeder. A cross sectional study was done that took S. enterica isolates from both 138 greyhounds and the enviornments they were living in. The specimens were taken from fecal, food, and enviornmental matters, and then were submitted for Salmonella culture. The isolates were tested for susceptibility to 16 nantimicrobials and underwent genetic analyses. Salmonella was found to be present in 66% of all samples and 93% of the fecal samples. Multiple strains of salmonella were found in the raw meat fed to the dogs. This paper allowed the facility owner to coclude that enviornmental contamination and S. Enterica infection was comon in the facility. Scientists concluded that the majority of the Salmonella was introduced through the raw meat being fed to the population, and in the future these dogs were to only be fed meat that was properly cooked. 


 Morley, P., R. Strohmeyer, and J. Tankson. "Evaluation of the Association between Feeding Raw Meat and Salmonella Enterica Infections at a Greyhound Breeding Facility." American Veterinary Medical Association 228.10 (2006): 1524-32. Print.