Abstract: In this study, we investigated the occurrence of Salmonella species in chicken lives sold in supermarkets and butcheries in Gaborone, Botswana.One hundred and fourteen livers were cultured for Salmonella and the isolates were identified biochemically and serologically. Overall, 35% (40/114) of the livers were positive for Salmonella typhimurium as the sore serovar identified. This Salmonella serotype has commonly been implicated as a cause of foodborne infections which can be severe in individuals that are immunocompromised such as those with HIV/AIDS. We conclude that there is a need to institute/enforce guidelines and laws to ensure hygienic practices in the production, slaughtering, processing and storage of poultry products in Botswana.
T.L. Kapondorah and T.K. Sebunya , 2007. Occurrence of Salmonella Species In Raw Chicken Livers Purchased From Retail Shops In Gaborone, Botswana. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 6: 87-89.