Frequency of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in cattle at a breeding farm and at a slaughterhouse in Japan.

@article{Shinagawa2000FrequencyOS,
  title={Frequency of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in cattle at a breeding farm and at a slaughterhouse in Japan.},
  author={Kunihiro Shinagawa and Masahiko Kanehira and Katsuhiko Omoe and Ibuki Matsuda and Defu Hu and Dyah Ayu Widiasih and Shunji Sugii},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={305-9}
}
To investigate the frequency of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infected calves at a breeding farm and cattle at a slaughterhouse in Tohoku area of Japan, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used for detection of genes for Shiga toxin(s). The fecal samples from a total of 204 calves and 306 cattle were examined. The prevalence rates in calves less than 2 months of age, cattle 2-8 months of age, and adults greater than 1 year of age were 39.4, 78.9, and 40.8%, respectively… CONTINUE READING

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