The agribusiness knowledge provider
This article also
available in
PDF
Video
PPT

Tech Forum Alert
 
Effects of dry distillers' grain on fecal prevalence and growth of E. coli in batch culture fermentation from cattle
 
T.G Najaraja, D.G Renter, J.S Drouillard, J.T Fox & M.E Jacob
 
 

Cattle are main reservoirs for a significant food borne pathogen, E. coli. Asymptomatic colonisation by E. coli in cattle occurs in the lower gastrointestinal tract specifically the mucosal surface of the rectum and the organism is shed in the feces.

 

The fermentation of cereal grains for ethanol production results in a co-product called distillers' grain (DG) which can be used as livestock feed.  Wet distillers' grain (WDG) is the solid fraction that may be used as a feed or dehydrated to produce dried distillers' grain (DDG). In a previous study, the feedlot cattle fed with WDG has a higher prevalence in E. coli.

 
 

For more of the article, please click here                   

 

Article made possible through the contribution of American Society of Microbiology.

Share this article on FacebookShare this article on TwitterPrint this articleForward this article
Previous
Subscribe To eFeedLink 
Copyright ©2017 eFeedLink. All rights reserved.
Find us on FacebookFind us on Twitter