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Bulletin of the Veterinary Institute in Pulawy

The Journal of National Veterinary Research Institute in Pulawy

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Microbiological quality of feed materials used between 2009 and 2012 in Poland

Elżbieta Kukier
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  • Department of Hygiene of Animal Feedingstuffs, National Veterinary Research Institute, 24-100 Pulawy, Poland
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/ Magdalena Goldsztejn
  • Department of Hygiene of Animal Feedingstuffs, National Veterinary Research Institute, 24-100 Pulawy, Poland
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/ Tomasz Grenda
  • Department of Hygiene of Animal Feedingstuffs, National Veterinary Research Institute, 24-100 Pulawy, Poland
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/ Krzysztof Kwiatek
  • Department of Hygiene of Animal Feedingstuffs, National Veterinary Research Institute, 24-100 Pulawy, Poland
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/ Łukasz Bocian
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Published Online: 2013-12-31 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/bvip-2013-0093

Abstract

The study was conducted at all regional veterinary diagnostic laboratories. Feed materials were examined for Salmonella prevalence and contamination by Enterobacteriaceae, aerobic mesophilic bacteria, total plate count, fungi, Clostridium sp., and Bacillus cereus. Assays were done following international and Polish standards used in food and feed microbiology. Salmonella sp. were most often detected in oil seeds. In most of the examined feed ingredients, the number of Enterobacteriaceae did not exceed 10 cfu/g. The contamination by aerobic bacteria ranged most often from 101to 107 cfu/g, and the highest mycological contamination was noted in cereal grains (108 cfu/g). The results showed that microbial contamination of feed materials in regard to Enterobacteriaceae, fungi, and total plate counts declined over the past years.

Keywords : feed material; microbiological contamination; Salmonella; Enterobacteriaceae; fungi

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Published Online: 2013-12-31

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Citation Information: Bulletin of the Veterinary Institute in Pulawy, ISSN (Print) 0042-4870, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/bvip-2013-0093.

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