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Salmonella Detected in New Norwegian Cattle Herd

11 August 2015

NORWAY - The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has discovered Salmonella Typhimurium in a stool sample from a calf with bloody diarrhea in a herd of dairy cows in Nordland, Norway.

Salmonella bacteria are divided into serovarianter, and of these, Salmonella Typhimurium is the most commonly detected in animals in Norway.

Salmonella Typhimurium is also a common cause of salmonella infections in humans.

The incidence of salmonella in Norway is very low, but they are detected occasionally in cattle in clinical disease, and in conjunction with sampling in the monitoring program for Salmonella.

This is the second detection of Salmonella in cattle in 2015.

In July, Salmonella Typhimurium was identified in samples from dairy cows with bloody diarrhea in the same region.

TheCattleSite News Desk


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