Verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli in sheep grazing an irrigated pasture or arid rangeland forages.

@article{Hussein2003VerotoxinproducingEC,
  title={Verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli in sheep grazing an irrigated pasture or arid rangeland forages.},
  author={H. S. Hussein and Brandolyn H Thran and Hudson A Glimp},
  journal={Experimental biology and medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={228 4},
  pages={358-64}
}
Worldwide, verotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (VTEC) have been recognized as the cause of many sporadic cases or major outbreaks of human illnesses involving consumption of contaminated meat, especially beef. Although sheep products have not been linked to reported human illnesses, their role as a food safety risk factor should not be ignored. The objective of this study was to assess VTEC prevalence in two groups of ewes (20 each) grazing an irrigated pasture or arid range in a western… CONTINUE READING

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