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Postnatal changes in selected bacterial groups of the pig colonic microflora.
The importance of the colonic microflora in health and nutrition is well known, but how they colonize and become established in the colon is not well understood. We therefore characterized theExpand
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Investigation and control of an outbreak of salmonellosis caused by multidrug-resistant Salmonella typhimurium in a population of hospitalized horses.
An outbreak of salmonellosis in a population of hospitalized horses resulted in the closure of a teaching hospital for a period of 10 weeks. Fecal samples were collected from suspected cases andExpand
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Evaluation of environmental risk factors for leptospirosis in dogs: 36 cases (1997-2002).
OBJECTIVE To identify environmental risk factors for leptospirosis. DESIGN Retrospective study. ANIMALS 36 dogs with leptospirosis and 138 dogs seronegative for leptospirosis as determined byExpand
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Real-time PCR, compared to liquid and solid culture media and ELISA, for the detection of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis.
A goal of Johne's disease control programs is to accurately detect Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP) infected cattle as quickly as possible to reduce disease transmission. A newlyExpand
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Evaluation of a PCR to Detect Salmonella in Fecal Samples of Horses Admitted to a Veterinary Teaching Hospital
The diagnostic accuracy of a PCR used to identify horses shedding Salmonella spp. in their feces during hospitalization was estimated, relative to bacterial culture of serially collected fecalExpand
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Effect of ascorbic acid supplementation on the immune response of chickens vaccinated and challenged with infectious bursal disease virus.
One-day-old chickens were divided into two groups and reared under similar conditions. One group was fed a diet supplemented with 1000ppm ascorbic acid and the other group was fed an identical diet,Expand
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Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Resistance of Chicken Escherichia Coli, Salmonella spp., and Pasteurella Multocida Isolates
Abstract Escherichia coli, Salmonella species, and Pasteurella multocida are the major bacterial pathogens isolated from poultry. Difference in susceptibility to antibiotics by microorganisms hasExpand
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A randomized clinical trial using probiotics to prevent Salmonella fecal shedding in hospitalized horses
SUMMARY A randomized, double-blinded, clinical trial was conducted to estimate the incidence of Salmonella fecal shedding in hospitalized horses administered a probiotic versus a placebo. One hundredExpand
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Surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus in Veterinary Teaching Hospitals
ABSTRACT Staphylococcus aureus isolates (n = 70) from 65 patients (36 canine, 18 equine, 7 bovine, 2 avian, and 2 feline) at seven veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States were studied. TheExpand
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Detection of Salmonella organisms and assessment of a protocol for removal of contamination in horse stalls at a veterinary teaching hospital.
OBJECTIVES To assess methods of detecting environmental contamination with Salmonella organisms and evaluate a cleaning and disinfection protocol for horse stalls in a veterinary teaching hospital.Expand
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