Animal Science Department

 

Date of this Version

January 2006

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Published in 2006 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2005 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.
Available online at http://beef.unl.edu/reports.shtml

Abstract

A clinical trial was conducted within 19 Nebraska feedlots to evaluate effects of an E. coli vaccine on the probability to detect E. coli O157:H7 on ROPES or for cattle to be colonized by E. coli O157:H7 at the terminal rectum. Vaccinated pens of cattle were less likely to test ROPE-positive than nonvaccinated pens of cattle and a lower probability for E. coli O157:H7 colonization among vaccinated cattle compared with nonvaccinated cattle was observed. The vaccine was effective at reducing E. coli O157:H7 in the feedlot pen environment and colonization at the terminal rectum of cattle.

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