Hatchery, environmental culture (boot covers)
Days test started:
Specimen Type/VolumeEnvironmental samples (floor and dust).
Shipping Information1+2) Ship in insulated container with freezer packs.
Collection Protocol1) For floor sample it is recommended to use a dedicated pair of shoes for each barn. Once in the barn, place shoe covers over shoes. Walk the full length of the barn, remove shoe covers and place them into a sterile leakproof bag. Refrigerate immediately. 2) Wearing gloves, wipe the dust from the fans, feed lines, water lines, etc. with a sterile moistened gauze pad. Collect into a sterile leakproof bag. Refrigerate immediately. Do not put shoe covers on your shoes before walking through the footbath as this can interfere with Salmonella spp. isolation.
Testing for presence of Salmonella spp. in poultry environmental samples.