Type

Report

Authors

Nola Leonard
Bernadette Earley
Jim Sheridan
Philip McGee
Lourda Scott

Subjects

Veterinary

Topics
kinetics transmission faeces animal grooming ehec cattle horizontal transmission hide characterisation water environment housing hygiene escherichia coli o157 h7

Horizontal transmission of Escherichia coli O157:H7 during cattle housing, survival kinetics in feces and water of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and characterisation of E. coli O157:H7 isolates from cattle faeces and a feedlot environment (2005)

Abstract Escherichia coli O157:H7 can cause severe illness and in some cases leading to death. Cattle are the main reservoir with transmission to humans occurring through contamination of food or the environment. Improved understanding of the survival and transmission and survival of E. coli O157:H7 on the farm is essential for developing future controls of this pathogen. This study showed that transmission of E. coli O157:H7 can occur rapidly in groups of housed cattle, with contamination of the pens and hides occurring in 24 hrs. The inoculation dose for cattle is lower than previously reported. Ingestion of bacteria from the hide through social grooming is important for pathogen transmission in housed cattle along with faecal contamination of the environment. Sampling hide will improve the estimation of prevalence of E. coli O157:H7 in pens.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Nola Leonard, Bernadette Earley, Jim Sheridan, Philip McGee, Lourda Scott

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Bernadette Earley
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