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Prevalence of Arcobacter species in market-weight commercial turkeys.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17372847     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of Arcobacter in live market weight turkeys was determined for six Midwestern commercial flocks at three intervals. Samples (n = 987) were collected from cloaca, feathers, ceca, crop, drinkers and environmental samples on farms and from carcasses at slaughter. Initially, EMJH-P80 and CVA isolated Arcobacter from 7.1% (40 of 564) of samples, while Arcobacter enrichment broth and selective agar recovered the microbe in 4.7% of samples (23 of 489 samples). Although EMJH-P80 coupled with CVA yielded Arcobacter more frequently, the selectivity of the modified Arcobacter agar enhanced the recognition of Arcobacter colonies. A multiplex PCR was used to identify all Arcobacter species and to differentiate Arcobacter butzleri. The low prevalence of Arcobacter detected in cloacal swab (2.0%, 6 of 298 samples) and cecal contents (2.1%, 3 of 145 samples) suggests that Arcobacter infrequently colonizes the intestinal tract. Despite its low prevalence in live turkeys, Arcobacter spp. were identified in 93% of carcass swabs (139 of 150 samples). The overall prevalence of Arcobacter in drinker water decreased from 67% (31 of 46 samples) in the summer of 2003 to 24.7% (18 of 73 samples) during resampling in the spring of 2004 and was inversely related to the chlorination level.
Michelle M E Andersen; Irene V Wesley; Emily Nestor; Darrell W Trampel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-03-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0003-6072     ISO Abbreviation:  Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek     Publication Date:  2007 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-05     Completed Date:  2008-01-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372625     Medline TA:  Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  309-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
Poultry Science Department, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30605, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arcobacter / metabolism*
Food Microbiology*
Turkeys / microbiology*
Water Microbiology*

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