Barbara Peel

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Immersion of knives momentarily in hot water (82 degrees C) was ineffective in destroying salmonellas on knives used in a meatworks to carry out the bung dropping operation. Laboratory experiments confirmed that knives covered with meat products required 10 or more seconds to be effectively decontaminated at this temperature. Examination of knives used for(More)
A method similar to that used by Board and Board (1967) was used to determine the numbers of eggs penetrated by bacteria on 3 poultry farms in south-east Queensland. Significant differences in the percentages of penetrated eggs between the eggs of layer birds (9.7%) and the eggs of meat birds (16.1%) and between nest eggs (10.5%) and floor eggs (15.3%) were(More)
Mucor amphibiorum, a fungus previously isolated from frogs and toads, is reported from free-living platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus, from rivers in northern Tasmania. This fungus is responsible for the severe ulcerative skin condition originally described by Munday and Peel (1983). Mucor amphibiorum was isolated from dermal lesions on four separate(More)
Salmonellas were isolated from the surface of only 1 of 21 artificially contaminated eggs after they had been treated with dazomet. By comparison salmonellas were isolated from the surface of 13 of the 21 untreated eggs. Penetration by the salmonellas through the shells to the shell membranes resulted from the immersion of warm eggs in a cold suspension of(More)
The influence of short-term pre-operative intravenous nutrition (IVN) upon protein synthesis in human liver and skeletal muscle was investigated in 30 patients with weight loss (>5 kg in preceding 3 months) who underwent resection of a neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract. Patients were randomised to receive a normal hospital diet (HD group) or a hospital(More)
Counts of Salmonella were performed by the most probable number technique on 16 articles of abattoir equipment having direct contact with the carcase. Forty samples were collected from each article over 21 months. The contamination rate of these articles with salmonellae varied from nil % for a saw used to quarter the sides to 47.5% for stainless steel(More)
Three semi-permeable polyurethane dressings, 'Ensure', 'OpSite' and 'Tegaderm', were tested for their ability to prevent the increase in bacterial population under naturally hydrated, occluded volar forearm skin. Only 'OpSite' inhibited the bacterial multiplication in these tests. It is concluded that in the practical situation, 'OpSite' could well confer a(More)