Salmonella in Peripheral Lymph Nodes of Healthy Cattle at Slaughter

  title={Salmonella in Peripheral Lymph Nodes of Healthy Cattle at Slaughter},
  author={Hattie E. Webb and Dayna M. Brichta-Harhay and Mindy M Brashears and Kendra Nightingale and Terrance M. Arthur and Joseph M. Bosilevac and Norasak Kalchayanand and John W. Schmidt and Rong Wang and Sophie A. Granier and Tyson R. Brown and Thomas S Edrington and Steven D. Shackelford and Tommy L. Wheeler and Guy H. Loneragan},
  journal={Frontiers in Microbiology},
To more fully characterize the burden of Salmonella enterica in bovine peripheral lymph nodes (PLN), PLN (n = 5,450) were collected from healthy cattle at slaughter in 12 commercial abattoirs that slaughtered feedlot-fattened (FF) cattle exclusively (n = 7), cattle removed (or culled) from breeding herds (n = 3), or both FF and cull cattle (n = 2). Qualitative and quantitative methods were used to estimate prevalence and concentration of Salmonella in PLN. Isolates were subjected to a variety… 

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