Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Causes of rejection of carcasses from the EC infected broiler flock at the slaughterhouse A

From: Comprehensive report of an Enterococcus cecoruminfection in a broiler flock in Northern Germany

  Number of rejected broilers % of slaughtered broilers (% of slaughtered broilers in the last 5 cycles B)
Cellulitis, breast blisters 990 5.96 (1.29)
Ascites, polyserositis 157 0.94 (0.34)
Generalized disease (organ findings) 457 2.75 (0.38)
Organoleptic anomalies (colour, odor, consistency) 2 0.01 (0.05)
Emaciated animals/runts 7 0.04 (0.02)
Carcass soiling, faecal or other contaminations 0 0.00 (0.00)
Hematoma, traumata, cicatrisation 0 0.00 (0.05)
Other pathological changes 0 0.00 (0.00)
Insufficient bleeding 0 0.00 (0.00)
Processing damages 8 0.05 (0.10)
Total 1621 9.75 (2.23)
  1. AOfficial examinations according to EU regulation 854/2004.
  2. BThe mean percentage of rejected broilers in the last 5 cycles of the farm is listed for comparison.