Olorunsola, R. A, Eruvbetine, D., Oyekunle, A.M, A.V, Jegede, Ogunade, I.M.


The vertical transmission of Salmonella organism in hatching broiler eggs were investigated in selected states in South Western Nigeria. Hatching eggs obtained from five major hatcheries located within each state were used to isolate and characterize salmonella in shell, yolk and albumin of eggs. The study revealed that Salmonella gallinarum and Salmonella arizorae were isolated from hatcheries in Lagos State while some hatcheries in Oyo State respectively were positive for salmonella organism in hatcheries A & B for organism in hatcheries B while yolk & albumin were positive for salmonella organism in Lagos State (Hatchery A).

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