Fate of Escherichia coli originating from livestock faeces deposited directly onto pasture.

@article{Avery2004FateOE,
  title={Fate of Escherichia coli originating from livestock faeces deposited directly onto pasture.},
  author={Sheryl M Avery and Anna Moore and Michael L. Hutchison},
  journal={Letters in applied microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={355-9}
}
AIMS To determine the fate of Escherichia coli deposited onto grassland via faeces, from naturally colonized cattle, sheep or pigs. METHODS AND RESULTS Groups of cattle, sheep and pigs were penned outdoors on grass during November, and removed after 14 days. Escherichia coli populations in the ground declined over 134 days from initial average levels of 5.34, 4.31 and 4.96 log(10) CFU g(-1) in cattle, sheep and pig pens, respectively. The maximum Escherichia coli survival time was up to 162… CONTINUE READING

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