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Infection of laying hens with Salmonella enteritidis PT4 by conjunctival challenge
  1. TJ Humphrey,
  2. A Baskerville,
  3. H Chart,
  4. B Rowe and
  5. A Whitehead


The direct administration of either 103 or 108 cells of Salmonella enteritidis phage type 4 on to the conjunctiva of laying hens resulted in systemic infection. The bacterium was isolated from a variety of tissues, including the ovary and oviduct, and it was excreted in faeces for at least 27 days after infection.

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