Associations between management, climate, and Escherichia coli O157 in the faeces of feedlot cattle in the Midwestern USA.

@article{Sargeant2004AssociationsBM,
  title={Associations between management, climate, and Escherichia coli O157 in the faeces of feedlot cattle in the Midwestern USA.},
  author={Jan Sargeant and Michael W. Sanderson and Robert Andrew Smith and Dixie D. Griffin},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={66 1-4},
  pages={
          175-206
        }
}
Our objective was to generate hypotheses for potential on-farm control strategies for Escherichia coli O157 by identifying associations between management practices and climate, and the presence of E. coli O157 in feedlot cattle. Faeces were obtained from 10,622 cattle in 711 pens on 73 feedlots between May and August 2001. Management and climate information was obtained by questionnaire and observation at the time of sampling. The prevalence of E. coli O157 was 10.2% at the sample level, 52.0… CONTINUE READING
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