Michael Pullen

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Between May 1 and Aug 1, 1974, 114 of approximately 1,000 employees in 7 turkey processing plants in Texas (5), Missouri (1), and Nebraska (1) had an illness compatible with psittacosis. The illness was characterized by fever, severe headache, and pneumonia. Treatment with tetracycline was effective in most cases. Psittacosis was confirmed in 41 (36%) of(More)
Three groups of 12 high percentage Charolais steers were slaughtered on three dates. Steers (n = 27) were infused immediately after exsanguination at 10% of BW with a solution containing saccharides, NaCl, and phosphates (MPSC solution; MPSC, Inc., St. Paul, MN) plus either 500 ppm vitamin C (MPSC+C), 500 ppm vitamin E (MPSC+E), or 500 ppm vitamin C plus(More)
BACKGROUND Arthroscopically assisted anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a common orthopaedic procedure. The incidence and risk factors of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after ACL reconstruction remain unclear. PURPOSE To define the incidence of VTE after ACL reconstruction and identify associated risk factors in a large cohort of patients.(More)
A risk assessment model was used to evaluate 4 meat inspection procedures for routine detection of Thysanosoma actinioides, a tapeworm that commonly infests the bile duct system of adult sheep in the United States. The overall sensitivities of different procedures ranged from 11.96 to 58.70%, and the nondetection rates per 1,000 viscera sets that passed(More)
From July 26 to 30, 1976, diaphragmatic pillar samples were collected from 513 sows slaughtered at a federally inspected abattoir in Kentucky. The sows represented 5 marketing areas: Rushville, In (186); Cincinnati, Oh )158); Indianapolis, In (70); Georgetown, Ky (54); and Columbus, Oh (45). Using the pooled-sample digestion technique, 3 dead trichina(More)
Grain-finished Hereford x Angus steers (n = 36) were assigned to one of three treatmentgroups. Immediately after jugular exsanguination, 12 steers were infused at 10% of live weight via the left carotid artery with a solution developed by MPSC, Inc. (St. Paul, MN) consisting of 98.52% water, 0.97% saccharides, 0.23% sodium chloride, and 0.28% phosphate(More)