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No Salmonella in wild turkey droppings

New Hampshire Fish and Game officials say they’ve found no sign of Salmonella bacteria in wild turkey droppings in the state.

Fish and Game is in its second year of collecting specimens on dairy farms to see if there was a threat of Salmonella being transmitted from turkeys to dairy livestock.

Last year, 139 samples from 12 dairy farms tested negative. This year, 131 samples from 393 turkeys were tested. All the tests were negative.

Wildlife biologist Mark Ellingwood says dairy farms play a critical role in the ecology of wild turkeys.