Prevalence of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli serotypes in Australian beef cattle.

  title={Prevalence of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli serotypes in Australian beef cattle.},
  author={Robert S Barlow and Glen Ean Mellor},
  journal={Foodborne pathogens and disease},
  volume={7 10},
OBJECTIVES Beef cattle are known reservoirs of Escherichia coli O157; therefore, it is possible that they may be reservoirs for other enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) serotypes. This study investigated the prevalence of EHEC serotypes O26, O45, O91, O103, O111, O121, O145, and O157 in 300 beef cattle fecal samples. MATERIALS A combination of 300 (140 grain-fed and 160 grass-fed) cattle fecal samples were collected post-evisceration from Australian abattoirs. Enriched samples were tested for… CONTINUE READING


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