Table 1.

Detection of Salmonella using cultivation, PCR-hybridization, and a combination of cultivation and PCR-hybridization following enrichment using three different media

Farm no. and sample type (no. of samples)Enrichment medium (-a)Detection (%) of Salmonella (no. positive/total no. of samples) by method:
CultivationPCR-based detectionCultivation–PCR-based detection
Farm 1, feces (29)TSB-RV100.00.00.0
Farm 2, feces (22)TSB-RV100.00.00.0
Farm 3, feces (41)TSB-RV1053.7 (22/41)48.8 (20/41)60.9 (25/41)
 Total23.9 (22/92)21.7 (20/92)27.2 (25/92)
Farm 3, water (24)3MC-RV1058.3 (14/24)50.0 (12/24)62.5 (15/24)
Farm 4, feces (34)RV1032.4 (11/34)58.8 (20/34)73.5 (25/34)