risk factors for bse-infections in lower saxony, order to generate data on the cattle population and farm management in the state of lower saxony, germany, a basic demographic survey was conducted. afterwards these bse-free farms as a reference population were compared with the population on bse farms to identify risk factors for bse infections. a variety of risk factors for bse were reviewed, including the import of cattle from the united kingdom, commercial foodstuff, dairy farming, herd size and cross-contamination with foodstuff for oth ...200817764771
prevalence of anti-yersinia outer protein antibodies in goats in lower saxony.little is known about the prevalence of caprine yersiniosis in germany. only few cases are reported every year. the intention of the survey was to provide representative data on the seroprevalence of anti-yersinia antibodies in goats in the german state of lower saxony. a commercially available western blot kit was used to identify caprine and ovine anti-yersinia antibodies against five proteins [yopm, h, d, e and v-antigen (v-ag)]. of the 681 investigated goat sera, 449 (66%) had anti-yop/v-ag ...200515702996
prevalence of yersinia enterocolitica in goat herds from northern germany.the prevalence of human pathogenic yersinia enterocolitica isolates in livestock farming is of paramount interest. raw goat milk has been proposed as a source of human yersiniosis; however, no data on the prevalence of human strains of y. enterocolitica in goat herds are available. therefore, fecal samples (n = 575) were collected from 24 goat herds from lower saxony, northern germany. pre-enrichment in peptone, sorbitol and bile salts broth was followed by plating on cefsuloidin irgasan novobio ...200617010042
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