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Utilizing Pre-Harvest Enumeration and Risk Factors to Predict Ground Turkey Test Results


Objective 1. Develop an effective sampling methodology for turkey pre-harvest.Objective 2. Quantify Salmonella from pre-harvest and processing samples utilizing qPCR.Objective 3. Identify and document associations between Salmonella enumeration data and managerial, environmental, spatial, and temporal factors, in order to compile a list of potential risks and set diversion thresholds for pre-harvest risk groups (no-risk, low-risk, high-risk).Objective 4. Develop and implement a flock diversion program that can be utilized as a pre-harvest intervention for predicting Salmonella in ground turkey.

Vipham, Jessie
Kansas State University
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