Post Cleaning and prior to a new flock going into the house:
1 gauze swab or sponge pad, from EACH of the following 8 areas PER HOUSE
- Floors (including cracked areas)
- Walls (including cracked areas)
- High beams/ledges and pipe-work
- Fans & fan housing
- In-house open feed hoppers/feeders
- Nest boxes
- Egg delivery belts
These may be tested in one or more composites.
If a previous flock has tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis or Salmonella
Typimurium. Please see us for an alternative testing kit.
Every 2 Weeks
5 pairs of boot swabs PER HOUSE (pooled into minimum of 2 pools per flock).
Every 6 weeks (Commencing at 24 weeks of age)
50g dust, or all readily available dust if less available, collected from at least
10 locations in EACH HOUSE before dusting/sweeping, every 6 weeks (1 composite per
Official Sampling (3 times during lay – within 4 weeks of transfer, within 8 weeks
of depletion and halfway in-between)
5 Pairs of boot swabs PER HOUSE (pooled into minimum of 2 pools PER FLOCK)
All samples should be dispatched within 24 hours of collection. The BEIC Lion Code
require all producers to ensure that the time between sampling and the lab starting
to process the sample to be no later than 48 hours
For samples that fall outside of this time frame will not be able to have the laboratories
UKAS accreditation mark on their salmonella results.
To avoid this please ensure samples are sent and received within 48 hours of sampling,
it is therefore, not advisable to send samples on a Friday or Saturday, as they
will not be tested until the following Monday, which will result in the 48 hour
rule being breached.