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Incidence & Antimicrobial Resistance Characteristics of Foodborne (Salmonella) & Commensal (E.Coli & Enterococci) from the NAHMS Swine Study

Investigators
Cray, Paula
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2012
End date
2013
Objective
1. Determine the incidence of Salmonella, E. coli and enterococci in swine fecal samples in the United States.

2. Participate in the characterization of isolates at the phenotypic and genotypic level.

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Approach:

Fecal samples will be sampled using microbiological culture techniques to determine bacterial presence. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and Sensititre broth microdilution plates will be used to determine select antimicrobial attributes; pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) will be used to determine relatedness.

Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Project source
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Project number
6612-32000-005-07
Categories
Salmonella
Escherichia coli
Antimicrobial Resistance