Identification of management risk factors for VTEC O157 in young-stock in England and Wales.

@article{EllisIversen2007IdentificationOM,
  title={Identification of management risk factors for VTEC O157 in young-stock in England and Wales.},
  author={Johanne Ellis-Iversen and R P Smith and Lucy C Snow and Eamon Watson and Michael F Millar and Geoff C Pritchard and Anthony Sayers and Alasdair J. C. Cook and Sarah J Horst Evans and Giles A. Paiba},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={82 1-2},
  pages={29-41}
}
We conducted a cross-sectional study on 255 cattle farms in England and Wales to identify risk factors for verocytotoxin-producing E. coli O157 (VTEC). Exposure variables were collected at the levels of the farm and of the group of young-stock within the farms. On each farm a group of young-stock (6-18 months of age) was sampled to establish VTEC status. In our multiple logistic regression, farm VTEC status was associated with access to springs (OR: 0.31, CI95%: 0.12, 0.78) and assessing the… CONTINUE READING

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