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Antimicrobial resistance of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from dairy-based food products.
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The results provide an indication of the contamination levels of dairy-based foods in Lebanon and highlight the emergence of multi-drug resistant Listeria in the environment. Expand
Screening of selected indigenous plants of Lebanon for antimicrobial activity.
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The chance to find antimicrobial activities was more apparent in methanol rather than water extracts of the same indigenous plants of Lebanon, with higher antimacterial activities in 20 microl methanolate extract-discs in comparison to that present in the 10 microl discs. Expand
Mastitis inCamelus dromedarius in Saudi Arabia
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The correlation between camels' milk samples collected from abnormal inflamed udders and samples positive in the California Mastitis Test (CMT) was +0·803 (P<0.01); chloramphenicol was the most effective antimicrobial agent of six tested against 118 bacterial isolates. Expand
Isolation, molecular characterization and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Salmonella and Escherichia coli isolates from meat-based fast food in Lebanon.
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The results showed that meat-based fast foods in Lebanon could be a public health hazard, especially Shawarma, as they may act as a potential vehicle for many antimicrobial-resistant pathogenic organisms. Expand
The effect of water restriction on certain physiological parameters in Awassi sheep
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The effect of water restriction was studied on various physiological parameters in Awassi ewes over a 6-week-period (April–May, 2002) and a decrease in body weight was recorded in Groups A and B. Expand
Bacterial Identity and Characteristics in Healthy and Unhealthy Respiratory Tracts of Sheep and Calves
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To compare different bacteriological aspects of the respiratory systems of healthy (H) versus unhealthy (UH) animals with respiratory signs, the prevalence of different bacterial species was determined in the upper and lower respiratory tract of H and UH Najdi sheep, Somali sheep and Holstein calves. Expand
Avian influenza outbreak in poultry in the Lebanon and transmission to neighbouring farmers and swine.
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Twenty-four poultry farms in four major provinces of the Lebanon were investigated to verify the first emergence of avian influenza, and the majority of the randomly selected ELISA-positive serum samples collected from different farms showed H9-specific haemagglutination inhibition (HI) antibodies. Expand
Microbiological and chemical properties of litter from different chicken types and production systems.
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Based on the lowest coliform counts (an indication of water pollution), the high nutrient levels and the low cadmium values, litter from intensively managed layers appears as the most suitable for application on agricultural soils. Expand
Infection and immunity in broiler chicken breeders vaccinated with a temperature-sensitive mutant of Mycoplasma gallisepticum and impact on performance of offspring.
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Results indicate that vaccination of broiler chicken breeders with a temperature-sensitive mutant of MG prevented infection by field MG in tracheas and infraorbital sinuses of these breeders and in the vitelline membranes of their embryos. Expand
Physiological responses to water restriction in dry and lactating Awassi ewes
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It was concluded that water restriction induces similar changes in blood physiological indicators in dry and lactating Awassi ewes; while lactation beyond the first month post partum seems to mostly affect blood electrolytes. Expand
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