Investigating bacteria associated with Campylobacter in broiler chicken

August 23, 2021
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 VBS Professor Randy Singer, and PhD student, Robert Valeris-Chacin, conducted a case study about bacterial differences in broiler chicken litter associated with Campylobacter. Campylobacter is a leading source of bacterial diarrhea among humans in the United States, causing an estimated 1.5 million illnesses each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Broiler chickens are often carriers. Taking data from six commercial chicken operations researchers tested boot-sock samples for the presence of Campylobacter. Positive samples were the case group and negative samples were the control group. Researchers say, future studies should focus on both the gut and litter microbiomes simultaneously with flocks in commercial settings. To learn more, please read the CVM Research Office Research Roundup write up, "Can the bacterial differences in broiler chicken litter associated with campylobacter lead to a mitigation strategy?"