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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430086/genotypic-relatedness-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-salmonella-heidelberg-isolated-from-chickens-and-turkeys-in-the-midwestern-united-states
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Muhammad Nisar, Issmat I Kassem, Gireesh Rajashekara, Sagar M Goyal, Dale Lauer, Shauna Voss, Kakambi V Nagaraja
Salmonella is one of the most common causes of foodborne illnesses in humans in the United States, and domestic poultry is considered an important source of this pathogen. Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Heidelberg is the fourth most commonly reported Salmonella from retail meats and food animals in the United States. We assessed the genotypes and antimicrobial resistance phenotypes of Salmonella Heidelberg isolated from various chicken and turkey hatcheries and breeder farms in the Midwest. The genotypes of 33 S...
May 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426822/genomics-of-a-revived-breed-case-study-of-the-belgian-campine-cattle
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Liesbeth François, Katrien Wijnrocx, Frédéric G Colinet, Nicolas Gengler, Bettine Hulsegge, Jack J Windig, Nadine Buys, Steven Janssens
Through centuries of both natural and artificial selection, a variety of local cattle populations arose with highly specific phenotypes. However, the intensification and expansion of scale in animal production systems led to the predominance of a few highly productive cattle breeds. The loss of local populations is often considered irreversible and with them specific qualities and rare variants could be lost as well. Over these last years, the interest in these local breeds has increased again leading to increasing efforts to conserve these breeds or even revive lost populations, e...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426417/neuropathological-lesions-of-clinical-and-sub-clinical-coenurosis-coenurus-cerebralis-in-organized-goat-farms-in-india
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Nayakwadi Shivasharanappa, Nitika Sharma, Dinesh Kumar Sharma, Rajveer Singh Pawaiya, Beena Vamadevan, Anil Kumar Mishra, Souvik Paul
Clinical and sub clinical cases of Coenurosis due to Coenurus cerebralis in goats were documented based on clinical, post mortem examination, identification of parasitic stages, gross and histopathological lesions in brain of animals died due to abnormal neurological symptoms. The most prominent site of predilection of coenuri cysts in brain was cerebral hemispheres and multiple cysts were found in majority of the cases. Generalized congestion, thinning of brain parenchyma due to pressure atrophy, gliosis, neuronal degeneration, protoscolices in brain parenchyma and inflammatory cell reactions predominantly comprised of lymphocytes and macrophages were prominent neuropathological lesions observed in brain...
June 1, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423880/effects-of-vertebral-number-variations-on-carcass-traits-and-genotyping-of-vrtn-candidate-gene-in-kazakh-sheep
#4
Zhifeng Zhang, Yawei Sun, Wei Du, Sangang He, Mingjun Liu, Changyan Tian
The vertebral number is associated with body length and carcass traits, which represents an economically important trait in farm animals. The variation of vertebral number has been observed in a few mammalian species. However, the variation of vertebral number and QTLs in sheep breeds have not been well addressed. In our investigation, the information including gender, age, carcass weight, carcass length and the number of thoracic and lumbar vertebrae from 624 China Kazakh sheep was collected. The effect of vertebral number variation on carcass weight and carcass length was estimated by general linear model (GLM)...
March 25, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423871/behavioral-characteristics-of-hanwoo-bos-taurus-coreanae-steers-at-different-growth-stages-and-seasons
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Na Yeon Kim, Seong Jin Kim, Se Young Jang, Mi Rae Oh, Yu Jiao Tang, Hye Jin Seong, Yeong Sik Yun, Sang Ho Moon
The purpose of this research was to analyze behavioral characteristics of Hanwoo (Bos taurus coreanae) steers for each season and growth stage to enable measurement of animal welfare level for precision livestock farming. A hundred-eight beef steers were divided into three equal groups at a Hanwoo farm according to their growth stage: growing stage (GS), 8months; early-fattening stage (EFS), 19months; and late-fattening stage (LFS), 30months. Twelve behavioral categories were continuously recorded for 13day-time hours in each four seasons with three replications...
April 19, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421056/high-prevalence-of-colistin-resistance-and-mcr-1-gene-in-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-food-animals-in-china
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Xianhui Huang, Linfeng Yu, Xiaojie Chen, Chanping Zhi, Xu Yao, Yiyun Liu, Shengjun Wu, Zewen Guo, Linxian Yi, Zhenling Zeng, Jian-Hua Liu
The objective of this study was to determine the minimal inhibitory concentration of colistin for Escherichia coli from food animals and the possible underlying colistin resistance mechanisms. During 2007-2014, 4,438 E. coli isolates of food animal origins were collected. The susceptibility of colistin was tested by the agar dilution method. Mutations in pmrA, pmrB, and mgrB and the presence of mcr-1 gene were determined by PCR and DNA sequencing. Complementation experiments were carried out to evaluate the contribution of the mutations to colistin resistance...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421046/horses-in-denmark-are-a-reservoir-of-diverse-clones-of-methicillin-resistant-and-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus
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Md Zohorul Islam, Carmen Espinosa-Gongora, Peter Damborg, Raphael N Sieber, Rikke Munk, Louise Husted, Arshnee Moodley, Robert Skov, Jesper Larsen, Luca Guardabassi
Denmark is a country with high prevalence of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clonal complex (CC) 398 in pigs. Even though pig farming is regarded as the main source of human infection or colonization with MRSA CC398, 10-15% of the human cases appear not to be linked to pigs. Following the recent reports of MRSA CC398 in horses in other European countries and the lack of knowledge on S. aureus carriage in this animal species, we carried out a study to investigate whether horses constitute a reservoir of MRSA CC398 in Denmark, and to gain knowledge on the frequency and genetic diversity of S...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420607/the-research-progress-of-farm-animal-genomics-based-on-sequencing-technologies
#8
Liang Suyun, Zhou Zhengkui, Hou Shuisheng
Various farm animal breeds have been domesticated and bred for thousands years, and they provide adequate animal-derived proteins to meet the human nutrition requirement. Although quantitative genetics was applied in animal breeding, which launched a technological revolution in the past century, a number of complex traits remain difficult to be selected based on pedigree derived breeding, due to complicated animal genetics and development mechanisms. Farm animal's genetic potential hasn't yet to be fully exploited...
April 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420420/distribution-of-ticks-infesting-ruminants-and-risk-factors-associated-with-high-tick-prevalence-in-livestock-farms-in-the-semi-arid-and-arid-agro-ecological-zones-of-pakistan
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Abdul Rehman, Ard M Nijhof, Carola Sauter-Louis, Birgit Schauer, Christoph Staubach, Franz J Conraths
BACKGROUND: Tick infestation is the major problem for animal health that causes substantial economic losses, particularly in tropical and subtropical countries. To better understand the spatial distribution of tick species and risk factors associated with tick prevalence in livestock in Pakistan, ticks were counted and collected from 471 animals, including 179 cattle, 194 buffaloes, 80 goats and 18 sheep, on 108 livestock farms in nine districts, covering both semi-arid and arid agro-ecological zones...
April 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418192/detection-of-potentially-novel-paramyxovirus-and-coronavirus-viral-rna-in-bats-and-rats-in-the-mekong-delta-region-of-southern-viet-nam
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A Berto, P H Anh, J J Carrique-Mas, P Simmonds, N Van Cuong, N T Tue, N Van Dung, M E Woolhouse, I Smith, G A Marsh, J E Bryant, G E Thwaites, S Baker, M A Rabaa
Bats and rodents are being increasingly recognized as reservoirs of emerging zoonotic viruses. Various studies have investigated bat viruses in tropical regions, but to date there are no data regarding viruses with zoonotic potential that circulate in bat and rat populations in Viet Nam. To address this paucity of data, we sampled three bat farms and three wet markets trading in rat meat in the Mekong Delta region of southern Viet Nam. Faecal and urine samples were screened for the presence of RNA from paramyxoviruses, coronaviruses and filoviruses...
April 18, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416039/pig-cognitive-bias-affects-the-conversion-of-muscle-into-meat-by-antioxidant-and-autophagy-mechanisms
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Y Potes, M Oliván, A Rubio-González, B de Luxán-Delgado, F Díaz, V Sierra, L Arroyo, R Peña, A Bassols, J González, R Carreras, A Velarde, M Muñoz-Torres, A Coto-Montes
Slaughter is a crucial step in the meat production chain that could induce psychological stress on each animal, resulting in a physiological response that can differ among individuals. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between an animal's emotional state, the subsequent psychological stress at slaughter and the cellular damage as an effect. In all, 36 entire male pigs were reared at an experimental farm and a cognitive bias test was used to classify them into positive bias (PB) or negative bias (NB) groups depending on their decision-making capabilities...
April 18, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415037/enantiomer-specific-accumulation-and-depuration-of-%C3%AE-hexabromocyclododecane-%C3%AE-hbcdd-in-chicken-gallus-gallus-as-a-tool-to-identify-contamination-sources
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Elsa Omer, Ronan Cariou, Adeline Huneau-Salaün, Gaud Dervilly-Pinel, Élisabeth Baéza, Angélique Travel, Sophie Le Bouquin, Catherine Jondreville, Bruno Le Bizec
A LC-ESI(-)-HRMS method dedicated to the analysis of 6 HBCDD enantiomers at trace levels in animal matrices was developed, using a cellulose based stationary phase with a particle size of 2.5 μm. This method was applied to a sample set derived from a kinetic study of α-HBCDD previously conducted in fast- and slow-growing chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus, n = 49, plus controls), in order to study the enantiomer specific accumulation and depuration of α-HBCDD in various tissues. Regarding abdominal adipose tissue, muscle and liver, the average enantiomeric fractions of α-HBCDD (EFα) for continuously exposed groups ranged between 0...
April 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414859/source-receptor-probability-of-atmospheric-long-distance-dispersal-of-viruses-to-israel-from-the-eastern-mediterranean-area
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Z Klausner, E Klement, E Fattal
Viruses that affect the health of humans and farm animals can spread over long distances via atmospheric mechanisms. The phenomenon of atmospheric long-distance dispersal (LDD) is associated with severe consequences because it may introduce pathogens into new areas. The introduction of new pathogens to Israel was attributed to LDD events numerous times. This provided the motivation for this study which is aimed to identify all the locations in the eastern Mediterranean that may serve as sources for pathogen incursion into Israel via LDD...
April 16, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409651/reliability-of-fear-assessment-in-growing-pigs-exposed-to-a-novel-object-test-in-commercial-conditions
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Antoni Dalmau, Eva Mainau, Antonio Velarde
The objective of this study was to assess the reliability and feasibility of a novel object test assessing fear in pigs in commercial conditions. A total of 18 commercial farms were visited, and 321 pens housing 4,220 growing pigs were assessed. Three balloons were used as a novel stimulus. Measures were (a) the time it took for the first pig to contact 1 of the balloons, (b) percentage of nonhuman animals watching the balloons each for 10 s, and (c) percentage of animals touching the balloons during periods of 5 s...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science: JAAWS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408784/prevalence-of-small-ruminant-lentivirus-and-mycobacterium-avium-subsp-paratuberculosis-co-infection-in-ontario-dairy-sheep-and-dairy-goats
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Nancy Stonos, Cathy Bauman, Paula Menzies, Sarah K Wootton, Niel A Karrow
Infection with small ruminant lentiviruses (SRLV) causes a variety of chronic inflammatory conditions that limit production. Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) is also a major production-limiting disease of sheep and goats, which causes severe inflammation of the small intestine. Previous studies have indicated that both SRLV and MAP are widespread in small ruminants in Ontario. This study estimated the prevalence of SRLV and MAP co-infection. Serum samples that were previously tested for MAP infection were re-tested for SRLV...
April 2017: Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche Vétérinaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408511/balancing-responsibilities-when-prescribing-antimicrobials-for-farm-animals
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Peers Davies
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407850/association-between-subclinical-hypocalcemia-in-the-first-3-days-of-lactation-and-reproductive-performance-of-dairy-cows
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L S Caixeta, P A Ospina, M B Capel, D V Nydam
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of subclinical hypocalcemia on reproductive performance in dairy cows. In a prospective cohort study, 97 cows on 2 dairy farms with automatic milking systems were monitored for subclinical hypocalcemia. Animals were enrolled 7 ± 3 days prior to estimated calving date and three parity groups were defined based on the lactation that the animals were going to start: lactation = 1, lactation = 2, and lactation ≥3. Serum calcium concentration (Ca) was measured in all animals in the first 3 DIM and subclinical hypocalcemia (SCH) was defined as Ca ≤ 8...
May 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406428/green-care-a-review-of-the-benefits-and-potential-of-animal-assisted-care-farming-globally-and-in-rural-america
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REVIEW
Brianna Artz, Doris Bitler Davis
The term Green Care includes therapeutic, social or educational interventions involving farming; farm animals; gardening or general contact with nature. Although Green Care can occur in any setting in which there is interaction with plants or animals, this review focuses on therapeutic practices occurring on farms. The efficacy of care farming is discussed and the broad utilization of care farming and farm care communities in Europe is reviewed. Though evidence from care farms in the United States is included in this review, the empirical evidence which could determine its efficacy is lacking...
April 13, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405314/mitochondrial-dna-t7719g-in-trna-lys-gene-affects-litter-size-in-small-tailed-han-sheep
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Xiaoyong Chen, Dan Wang, Hai Xiang, Weitao Dun, Dave O H Brahi, Tao Yin, Xingbo Zhao
BACKGROUND: In farm animals, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) effect on economic performance remains hot-topic for breeding and genetic selection. Here, 53 maternal lineages of Small-tailed Han sheep were used to investigate the association of mitochondrial DNA variations and the lambing litter size. RESULTS: Sequence sweeping of the mitochondrial coding regions discovered 31 non-synonymous mutations, and the association study revealed that T7719G in mtDNA tRNA-Lys gene was associated with litter size (P < 0...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405193/the-efficacy-of-isolated-bacteriophages-from-pig-farms-against-esbl-ampc-producing-escherichia-coli-from-pig-and-turkey-farms
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Aneta Skaradzińska, Paulina Śliwka, Marta Kuźmińska-Bajor, Grzegorz Skaradziński, Anna Rząsa, Anika Friese, Nicole Roschanski, Jayaseelan Murugaiyan, Uwe H Roesler
Extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) and AmpC β-lactamases are plasmid (but also chromosomally) encoded enzymes found in Enterobacteriaceae, determining resistance to a variety of important antibiotics including penicillins, cephalosporins, and monobactams. In recent decades, the prevalence of ESBL/AmpC-producing bacteria has increased rapidly across the world. Here, we evaluate the potential use of bacteriophages in terms of a reduction of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in healthy animals. The aim of our studies was to isolate bacteriophages capable of destroying ESBL/AmpC-producing Escherichia coli isolated from livestock habitats...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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