The Presence of Listeria Species in Corn Silage and Raw Milk Produced in Southeast Region of Turkey

Durmaz H., AVCI M., AYGÜN O.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.21, ss.41-44, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.9775/kvfd.2014.11664
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.41-44


The objective of this study was to investigate the presence of Listeria species in the corn silage and raw milk samples. A total of 140 raw milk samples obtained from cows, sheeps and goats fed with silage and 90 corn silage samples collected from 10 dairy farms in South-Eastern Region of Turkey were analyzed for Listeria spp. In the result, L. monocytogenes and L. innocua were isolated from 2 (2.2%) and 5 (5.5%) silage samples and from 3 (2.1%) and 5 (3.5%) raw milk samples, respectively. The results indicates that these are a potential risk for animals and public health. Prevention of growth of L. monocytogenes in silage will also contribute to reduction of Listeria spp. in milk.