salmonella spp. shedding by alberta beef cattle and the detection of salmonella spp. in ground beef.breeder cows, cattle recently arrived at feedlots, and cattle about to be shipped for slaughter were tested for salmonella spp. no salmonella spp. were detected in fecal samples from breeding cows. nineteen of 1,000 (1.9%) fecal samples from recently arrived feedlot cattle were positive for salmonella spp. compared to only 2 of 1,000 (0.2%) fecal samples taken within 2 weeks of slaughter. the positive fecal samples were collected in 5 of 50 (10%) "recent arrival" pens tested and in 1 of 50 (2%) ...200211899047
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