Rinse water samples were obtained from fifty cattle carcasses processed in a northern Italian slaughterhouse between January and April 2007. The incidence and prevalence of Campylobacter spp. in these samples were determined. Conventional cultural techniques, followed by a rapid latex agglutination test were used for testing. A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) followed by DNA sequencing was used to identify the thermophilic Campylobacter. Campylobacter spp. were detect ed in four (8%) samples using the cultural methods and in six (12%) samples using molecular techniques. Campylobacter jejuni was the only species detected in these samples. The results indicate a relatively low level of Campylobacter spp. contamination on the examined cattle carcasses.
|Titolo:||Isolation and identification of thermophilic Campylobacter spp.in cattle carcasses from a northern Italian slaughterhouse|
|Autori interni:||SONCINI, GABRIELLA (Ultimo)|
VALNEGRI, LUCIANA (Primo)
FRANZONI, MERY (Secondo)
COLOMBO, FABIO MARIA (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Cattle carcasses; PCR; Rinse water samples; Thermophilic campylobacter|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/04 - Ispezione degli Alimenti di Origine Animale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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