The occurrence and replication of Escherichia coli in cattle feeds.

  title={The occurrence and replication of Escherichia coli in cattle feeds.},
  author={T V Lynn and Dale D. Hancock and Thomas E Besser and Joseph H. Harrison and Daniel H. Rice and Nathan Todd Stewart and L L Rowan},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  volume={81 4},
Sixty-three of 209 (30.1%) samples of cattle feed that were collected from multiple commercial sources and from farms were found to contain Escherichia coli. However, none of the feed samples examined were culture-positive for E. coli O157. Replication of fecal E. coli, including E. coli O157, was demonstrated in a variety of feeds at temperatures that were similar to those found on farms in summer months. Fresh mixed rations containing corn silage were sampled from 16 dairies. Rations from 12… CONTINUE READING

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