Infectious Diseases 2021

Infectious Diseases 2021

Denmark: Salmonella targets and surveillance in the poultry production 2020

1 August, 2021

- Two breeding flocks were positive for target serovars in 2020 with S. Typhimurium and S. Enteritidis. Thereby, 0.8% of the breeding flocks of G. gallus in Denmark were positive for target serovars (EU target for S. Typhimurium including the monophasic S. 1,4,[5],12:i:- variant, S. Enteritidis, S. Hadar, S. Infantis and S. Virchow is maximum 1%). 
- No turkey flocks were positive with S. Typhimurium or S. Enteritidis in 2020 (EU target for Salmonella in breeding and fattening turkey flocks is 1% positive for S. Typhimurium or S. Enteritidis).
- In 2020 the prevalence for any Salmonella in laying flocks was 1.85%, as eight flocks (8/432) were found positive.
The prevalence in Denmark for S. Typhimurium including the monophasic S. 1,4,[5],12:i:- variant and S. Enteritidis has been below 2% since 2004, except for 2018, where 2.2% of flocks were found positive with target serovars. In 2020 the prevalence was 1.2%, as five flocks were positive with target serovars. 
-  In 2020, 0.2% of broiler flocks was positive with target serovars: S. Enteritidis and S. Typhimurium.