Sanitation important in ongoing salmonella outbreaks

Kentucky poultry specialist stresses sanitation in multistate salmonella outbreaks related to live poultry in backyard flocks.

Salmonella outbreaks associated with contact with live poultry in backyard flocks that began in early June are now affecting people in 45 states, and Kentucky appears to have the highest number of illnesses. University of Kentucky poultry specialists are stressing the importance of preventing bacteria for backyard flock owners.

“The most important thing poultry owners can do is review their sanitary measures,” said Jacqueline Jacob, University of Kentucky poultry extension project

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