Public health significance of antimicrobial-resistant gram-negative bacteria in raw bulk tank milk.

@article{Straley2006PublicHS,
  title={Public health significance of antimicrobial-resistant gram-negative bacteria in raw bulk tank milk.},
  author={Beth A Straley and Sarah C Donaldson and N V Hedge and Ashish A. Sawant and Velusamy Srinivasan and Stephen Paul Oliver and Bhushan M. Jayarao},
  journal={Foodborne pathogens and disease},
  year={2006},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={222-33}
}
The dairy farm environment and animals on the farm serve as important reservoirs of pathogenic and commensal bacteria that could potentially gain access to milk in the bulk tank via several pathways. Pathogenic gram-negative bacteria can gain access to bulk tank milk from infected mammary glands, contaminated udders and milking machines, and/or from the dairy farm environment. Contaminated raw milk when consumed by humans or fed to animals on the farm can result in gastroenteric infections in… CONTINUE READING
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