Temporal and farm-management-associated variation in faecal pat prevalence of Arcobacter spp. in ruminants.

@article{GroveWhite2014TemporalAF,
  title={Temporal and farm-management-associated variation in faecal pat prevalence of Arcobacter spp. in ruminants.},
  author={D Grove-White and Andrew J. H. Leatherbarrow and Peter J S Cripps and Peter J Diggle and Nigel P French},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2014},
  volume={142 4},
  pages={861-70}
}
In a 2-year longitudinal study of adult animals on 15 dairy farms and four sheep farms in Lancashire, UK, Arcobacter spp. were isolated from all farms although not at every sampling occasion. Faecal samples were collected and cultured using standard techniques for isolation of campylobacters. Assignment to species was via PCR assays. Apparent prevalence of Arcobacter spp. was higher in dairy cattle compared to sheep (40.1% vs. 8%, P < 0.001) and in housed cattle compared to cattle at pasture… CONTINUE READING

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