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Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Effect of Lairage on Prevalence of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in market swine
Industry Summary The bacterium Staphylococcus aureus is a commonly found on the skin and mucous membranes of a wide range of mammals; and usually exists in a non-clinical state.  One...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Longitudinal study to determine Salmonella serovars and identify risk factors associated with their dissemination in commercial swine farm
The purpose of this study was to determine what Salmonella serotypes are present in pigs and their environment on commercial swine farms, and...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Epidemiology of STEC in Swine
Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are important foodborne pathogens. Although most STEC infections in humans are attributed to beef products, outbreaks of STEC have been associated with...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Does the inclusion of distillers dried grains with soluble (DDGS) in the diet of grow-finish pigs affect their susceptibility to and colonization with Salmonella enterica?
As an alternative to counteract the increased feed costs, dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) have been increasingly included in pig diets. Much research has been conducted recently to...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus in multiple site pig farms
The aim of this study was to obtain basic information about the ecology of S. aureus on modern swine farms, based on in depth sampling of pigs in two multiple site systems. Samples were collected...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Evaluation of the nasal microbiome and its potential role in MRSA colonization in pigs
Livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) has emerged in the past 10 years as an important public health concern. Since first recognition in Europe, LA-MRSA...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Analysis of Salmonella Pre-Harvest Control Strategies
The purpose of this project was to provide a comprehensive description of the efficacy of mandated control programs for pre-harvest Salmonella spp. used by major pork exporting/importing nations....
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Application of a novel inhibition mechanism to control E. coli O157:H7 and other non-O157:H7 pathogenic E. coli.
Enterohemorrhagic and exotoxigenic E. coli (EHEC and ETEC) pose a variety of animal health and food safety challenges for the food animal industry. E. coli F4 is an ETEC pathogen that is an...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Molecular Basis of Salmonella Competition in Broth Culture
Salmonella remains an extremely important bacterial pathogen to the swine industry. It is a significant pathogen affecting swine health...
Pre-Harvest Pork Safety
Phage therapy to reduce transport and lairage associated increases in Salmonella infections: evaluation of delivery methods
Bacteriophages are naturally occurring microorganisms that target and destroy bacteria. Our laboratory previously demonstrated that administering bacteriophages to pigs reduces Salmonella...
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