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<jats:title>ABSTRACT</jats:title> <jats:p>The presence of campylobacters in broiler chickens and throughout the broiler water delivery systems of 12 farms in northeastern Scotland was investigated by sensitive enrichment methods and large-volume filtration. <jats:italic>Campylobacter</jats:italic> presence was independent of the water source and whether the water was treated. The genotypes of <jats:italic>Campylobacter jejuni</jats:italic> isolates recovered from chickens and various locations within the water delivery systems were compared by multilocus sequence typing. Matching strains in shed header tanks and birds were found at 1 of the 12 farms investigated. However, the sequence of contamination or whether the source was within or outside the shed was not determined. Nevertheless, these data provide evidence that drinking water could be associated with broiler infection by campylobacters.</jats:p>

Original publication

DOI

10.1128/aem.00884-07

Type

Journal article

Journal

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Publisher

American Society for Microbiology

Publication Date

15/08/2007

Volume

73

Pages

5125 - 5129