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Airborne infection of laying hens with Salmonella enteritidis phage type 4
  1. A Baskerville,
  2. TJ Humphrey,
  3. RB Fitzgeorge,
  4. RW Cook,
  5. H Chart,
  6. B Rowe and
  7. A Whitehead


Hens were exposed to small-particle aerosols containing different concentrations of Salmonella enteritidis phage type 4. They developed a systemic infection and some birds were still excreting the organism in the faeces when killed 28 days after infection. S enteritidis was present for a similar period in a wide range of alimentary tract issues and in the ovary and oviduct.

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