#35 - Dr. Tim Johnson: On the lookout for pathogen threats: Salmonella and E. coli in the poultry industry

poultry podcast Apr 25, 2023

The poultry industry faces a constant and significant threat from pathogens. Infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites result in decreases in production, higher mortality rates, and substantial economic losses in poultry. Thus, a better understanding of bird microbiota, antimicrobial resistance biology, and alternatives to antimicrobials is necessary to safeguard the health and welfare of the flocks. It is also essential to understand the ecology of pathogens in order to prevent human illnesses and better manage them on farms. In this episode, Dr. Tim Johnson discusses relevant research on such a topic, particularly Salmonella and E. coli.


What you’ll learn:

1. Current research on pathogenic bacteria in poultry

2. Salmonella and E. Coli: important aspects for poultry

3. Current research on control methods for poultry pathogens

4. Control methods for different bird species

5. Working with producers to solve pathogen problems

6. Research on other pathogens


Meet the guest

Dr. Tim Johnson


Current: Professor at the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine; Consultant on poultry pathogens


Ph.D., Molecular Pathogenesis (North Dakota State University)

Connect with our guest on Social Media: LinkedIn