Effect of the thyroid on faecal shedding of E. coli O157:H7 and Escherichia coli in naturally infected yearling beef cattle.

@article{Schultz2005EffectOT,
  title={Effect of the thyroid on faecal shedding of E. coli O157:H7 and Escherichia coli in naturally infected yearling beef cattle.},
  author={Carrie L Schultz and Thomas S. Edrington and S B Schroeder and Dennis M. Hallford and Ken J. Genovese and Todd Ryan Callaway and Robin Carl Anderson and David J. Nisbet},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={99 5},
  pages={1176-80}
}
AIMS To determine if thyroid function affects faecal shedding of Escherichia coli O157:H7. METHODS AND RESULTS Eight yearling cattle (n = 4 per treatment group), previously identified as shedding E. coli O157:H7, received either 0 or 10 mg 6-N-propyl-2-thiouracil (PTU) kg(-1) BW day(-1) for 14 days to reduce serum concentrations of the thyroid hormones, T(3) and T(4). Animals were monitored daily for changes in faecal shedding of E. coli O157:H7 and E. coli (EC) for the 14-day treatment… CONTINUE READING