TABLE 4.

Number of cSTEC isolated from cattle feces and water in the longitudinal study of pasture beef cattle

Pasture beef property and sampleNo. of cSTEC isolated/no. of samplesa from:
Cows, pre- or postcalvingCalves
<6 wk oldPreweaning or weaningPost weaning
1
    Feces7/24 (9/24)8/23 (13/23)1/26 (2/26)NS
    WaterNS0/4 (0/4)0/2 (0/2)NS
2
    Feces3/21 (6/21)7/17 (11/17)2/19 (6/19)0/19 (2/19)
    Water0/2 (0/2)1/2 (1/2)0/1 (0/1)0/1 (0/1)
3
    Feces6/31 (13/31)4/27 (9/27)8/26 (14/26)3/28 (6/28)
    WaterNSNSNSNS
4
    Feces8/23 (11/23)7/23 (11/23)NSNS
    WaterNSNSNSNS
5
    Feces2/33 (1/33)3/23 (8/23)5/28 (9/28)1/28 (1/28)
    Water0/3 (0/3)0/1 (0/1)NS0/1 (1/1)
  • a Numbers in parentheses are numbers of samples with cSTEC profiles after enrichment in EC (modified) broth. NS, not sampled.