Genotyping results and epidemiological data confirm the high genetic diversity of C. jejuni isolates in Slovenia, both in isolates from different breeders as well as within individual breeders. Strains isolated from faecal contents and carcass of the same animals had in more than half the cases the same genetic profile, which points to the direct contamination of the carcass on the slaughter line, but suggests also the possibility of cross-contamination of carcasses. Some strains with specific genetic profile, however, dominate, either in a particular geographical area or in individual slaughterhouses.
B.03 Paper at an international scientific conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 3443834
Despite the observed pronounced genetic heterogeneity of C. jejuni isolates, identical PFGE profiles were often confirmed in the isolates of human, animal and poultry food origin, indicating at animals as the main source of infection. Different PFGE profiles of C. jejuni isolates from on the same farm but from different production batches show that individual strains do not persist on farms. Identical PFGE profiles of C. jejuni isolates from the carcasses of different breeders show that cross-contamination on the slaughter line is possible. A high level of C. jejuni contamination was found in retail poultry meat, as well as high level of resistance of C. jejuni to antibiotics, especially against quinolones and tetracyclines.
B.03 Paper at an international scientific conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 3990392
CJ resistance to ciprofloxacin, tetracycline and nalidixic acid in Slovenia reached alarming proportions. The ability of Campylobacter to acquire resistance to quinolones is well known and documented, but the reasons for such a high proportion of resistant isolates must be further explored, including the possibility of inappropriate use of antibiotics in poultry production, to expose all the relevant circumstances and likely consequences.
B.04 Guest lectureCOBISS.SI-ID: 3611770
The awareness of microbiological risks connected with fresh poultry meat was chcked among consumers and workers in poultry meat production. In total, 158 consumers and 170 workers answered the questionairres, which reveiled their poor knowledge about safe preparation and storage of poultry meat and general awareness about microbiological risks connected to consumption of fresh poulty meat.
B.06 OtherCOBISS.SI-ID: 4347000
The final report on the implementation and results of the research project V4-1110, prepared after request of the Ministry of agriculture, forestry and food.
D.11 OtherCOBISS.SI-ID: 3954810