Salmonella Boot Swab kit
Although it may be possible to make your own boot swab in-house by spending time collecting together all the necessary components before sampling, TSC's self-contained Salmonella Boot Swab Kit provides many advantages over 'do it yourself' methods, including: guaranteed standards, long product shelf life, sterility assurance, quality guarantee, product traceability and compliance with international standards and current UK and European legislation.*
Sampling with boot swabs was developed by Technical Service Consultants as a simple, safe, cost-effective and user-friendly environmental method for assessment of Salmonella prevalence in poultry flocks. Salmonella Boot Swab Kits are far more effective and much more sensitive in the detection of Salmonella than traditional drag swab methods of sampling.
The design of the Salmonella Boot Swab Kit eliminates any additional preparation or purchase of extra components and does not require specialist training of employees. Time and costs can be significantly reduced as sampling can be carried out by producers at their own convenience, combining testing with other duties in the poultry house. Litter samples for Salmonella detection are simply collected by walking over a poultry house wearing boot swabs pre-moistened in the sampling solution. Sampled swabs are then sent to the approved testing laboratory for Salmonella detection.
Sterile Salmonella Boot Swabs Kits are available in four different formats for tailored sampling procedures.
TS/15-BSW2A - Includes two pairs of boot swabs, pre-moistened in 20ml of the Maximum Recovery Diluent (MRD), a pair of gloves and a mini-grip bag. All components are packed together and sealed in the medical grade outer bag.
TS/15-BSW2B - Includes two pairs of boot swabs, pre-moistened in 20ml of MRD, packed and sealed in the first outer bag. A pair of plastic overboots, pair of gloves and a mini-grip bag packed and sealed in the second outer bag.
TS/15-BSW5A - Includes five pairs of boot swabs, pre-moistened in 50ml of MRD, a pair of gloves and two mini-grip bags. All components are packed together and sealed in the medical grade outer bag.
TS/15-BSW5B - Includes five pairs of boot swabs, pre-moistened in 50ml of MRD, packed and sealed in the first outer bag. A pair of plastic overboots, pair of gloves and two mini-grip bags packed and sealed in the second outer bag.
Additional consumables such as plastic overboots, gloves and sample bags may be required by the end users, dependent upon the sampling procedure adopted.
*As part of EU Zoonoses legislation, new European implementation documents and the UK National Control Programme (NCP) all poultry producers are required to take environmental samples from poultry flocks holdings and boot swab sampling is recommended as one of the acceptable methods. The make-up of the Boot Swab Kits complies with these recommendations for the control of Salmonella in poultry (Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003; Regulation (EC) No 1003/2005; Regulation (EC) No 1168/2006; Regulation (EC) No 584/2008).
Source: Technical Service Consultants Ltd. View latest company information
Posted: September 15, 2011
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