Effects of the transportation of beef cattle from the feedyard to the packing plant on prevalence levels of Escherichia coli O157 and Salmonella spp.

@article{Barham2002EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the transportation of beef cattle from the feedyard to the packing plant on prevalence levels of Escherichia coli O157 and Salmonella spp.},
  author={A R Barham and Bradford L. Barham and Anna K Johnson and Dell M Allen and John Blanton and Markus F. Miller},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2002},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={280-3}
}
Two hundred steers and heifers from a large feedyard (65,000-head capacity) were used to determine the prevalence levels of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 (EHEC O157) and Salmonella spp. prior to and after shipping to a commercial packing facility. Two samples, a ventral midline hide swab and a fecal sample, were aseptically collected from each animal 2 weeks prior to the date of transportation and at the packing plant immediately after exsanguination. Samples were collected from all… CONTINUE READING

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