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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DAIRY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND THE TRANSMISSION OF ZOONOTIC PATHOGENS IN MILK Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Environmental contamination with Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in endemically infected dairy herds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, R., Schukken, Y., Pradhan, A., Smith, J., Whitlock, R., Van Kessel, J.S., Wolfgang, D., Grohn, V. 2012. Environmental contamination with Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in endemically infected dairy herds. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 102:1-9.
Quantitative risk assessment of Listeriosis due to consumption of raw milk - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Latorre, A., Pradhan, A., Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Boor, K., Rice, D., Mangione, K., Grohn, Y., Schukken, Y. 2011. Quantitative risk assessment of Listeriosis due to consumption of raw milk. Journal of Food Protection. 74(8): 1268-1281.
Increased in vitro adherence and on-farm persistence of predominant and persistent Listeria monocytogenes strains in the milking system     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Latorre, A., Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Zurakowski, M., Pradhan, A., Sukhnanand, S., Schukken, Y. 2011. Increased in vitro adherence and on-farm persistence of predominant and persistent Listeria monocytogenes strains in the milking system. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 77(11):3676-3684.
Prevalence of Salmonella enterica, Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli Virulence Factors in Bulk Tank Milk and In-line Filters from US Dairies     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Lombard, J.E. 2011. Prevalence of Salmonella enterica, Listeria monocytogenes and E. coli Virulence Factors in Bulk Tank Milk and In-line Filters from US Dairies. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 759-768.
Molecular Epidemiology of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in a Longitudinal Study of Three Dairy Herds     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pradhan, A., Mitchell, R., Kramer, A., Zurakowski, M., Fyock, T., Whitlock, R., Smith, J., Hovingh, E., Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Schukken, Y. 2011. Molecular Epidemiology of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in a Longitudinal Study of Three Dairy Herds. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 49(3):893-901.
Correlation between Herrold’s egg yolk medium culture results and quantitative real-time PCR for Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in pooled fecal and environmental slurry samples     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aly, S.S., Mangold, B., Anderson, R.J., Jiang, J., Shukken, Y., Hovingh, E., Wolfgang, D., Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Lombard, J., Smith, J.M., Whitlock, R.H., Gardner, I.A. 2010. Correlation between Herrold’s egg yolk medium culture results and quantitative real-time PCR for Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in pooled fecal and environmental slurry samples. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 22:677-683.
The effect of Jonhe's Disease status on reproduction and culling in dairy cattle     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, R.L., Strawderman, R.L., Schukken, Y.H., Wells, S.J., Pradhan, A.K., Espejo, L.A., Whitlock, R.H., Van Kessel, J.S., Smith, J.M., Wolfgang, D.R., Grohn, Y.T. 2010. The effect of Jonhe's Disease status on reproduction and culling in dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 93:3513-3524.
Tracking Zoonotic Pathogens in Dairy Production Chains - (Book / Chapter)
Van Kessel, J.S., Santin, M., Karns, J.S., Schukken, Y. 2010. Tracking Zoonotic Pathogens in Dairy Production Chains. In: Brul, S., Fratamico, P.M., and McMeekin, T.A., editors. Tracing Pathogens in the Food Chain. Philadelphia, PA: Woodhead Publishing. p. 503-526.
Identification of loci associated with tolerance to Johne's disease in Holstein cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zanella, R., Settles, M., Mckay, S.D., Schnabel, R.D., Taylor, J.F., Fyock, T., Whitlock, R.H., Schukken, Y., Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Hovingh, E., Smith, J., Neibergs, H.L. 2010. Identification of loci associated with tolerance to Johne's disease in Holstein cattle. Animal Genetics. 42(1):28-38.
Biofilm in milking equipment on a dairy farm as a potential source of bulk tank milk contamination with Listeria monocytogenes     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Latorre, A.A., Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Zurakowski, M.J., Pradhan, A.K., Boor, K.J., Jayarao, B.M., Houser, B.A., Daugherty, C.S., Schukken, Y.H. 2010. Biofilm in milking equipment on a dairy farm as a potential source of bulk tank milk contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Journal of Dairy Science. 93:2792-2802.
Factors associated with Salmonella presence in environmental samples and bulk-tank milk from U.S. dairies     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ruzante, J., Lombard, J., Wagner, B., Fossler, C., Karns, J.S., Van Kessel, J.S., Gardner, I. 2010. Factors associated with Salmonella presence in environmental samples and bulk-tank milk from U.S. dairies. Zoonoses and Public Health. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1863-2378.2010.01333.x
Effect of somatic cell count in goat milk on yield, sensory quality and fatty acid profile of semi-hard cheese     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chen, S.X., Wang, J.Z., Van Kessel, J.S., Ren, F.Z., Zeng, S.S. 2010. Effect of somatic cell count in goat milk on yield, sensory quality and fatty acid profile of semi-hard cheese. Journal of Dairy Science. 93(4):1345-1354.
Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria in raw milk, a tale of 3 dairy farms in the northeast US - (Abstract Only)
Karns, J.S. 2009. Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria in raw milk, a tale of 3 dairy farms in the northeast US. Food Science and Nutrition Department, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Assessing the potential impact of Salmonella vaccines in an endemically infected dairy herd - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lu, Z., Grohn, Y.T., Smith, R.L., Wolfgang, D.R., Van Kessel, J.S., Schukken, Y.H. 2009. Assessing the potential impact of Salmonella vaccines in an endemically infected dairy herd. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 259(4):770-784.
Salmonella serotype shift during an endemic dairy infection - (Abstract Only)
Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S. Salmonella serotype shift during an endemic dairy infection. Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 87, E-Suppl. 2/J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 92, E-Suppl. 1 221
Pcr Analysis of Pathogenic E. Coli on Three Dairy Farms in the Northeastern United States - (Abstract Only)
Karns, J.S., Van Kessel, J.S. 2009. PCR Analysis of Pathogenic E. coli on Three Dairy Farms in the Northeastern United States. Joint Abstracts of the American Dairy Science and Society of Animal Science. J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 87, E-Suppl. 2/J. Dairy Sci. Vol. 92, E-Suppl. 1
A whole genome association analysis identified loci associated with Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis infection status in U.S. Holstein cattle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Settles, M., Zanella, R., Mckay, S.D., Schnabel, R.D., Taylor, J.F., Whitlock, R., Schukken, Y., Van Kessel, J.S., Smith, J., Neibergs, H. 2009. A whole genome association analysis identified loci associated with Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis infection status in U.S. Holstein cattle. Animal Genetics. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2052.2009.01896.x
Genotypic diversity of Escherichia coli in a dairy farm     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Son, I., Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S. 2009. Genotypic diversity of Escherichia coli in a dairy farm. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 6(7):837-847.
A longitudinal study for the impact of Johne's Disease status on milk production in individual cows     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, R.L., Grohn, Y.T., Pradhan, A.K., Whitlock, R.H., Van Kessel, J.S., Smith, J.M., Wolfgang, D.R., Schukken, Y.H. 2009. A longitudinal study for the impact of Johne's Disease status on milk production in individual cows. Journal of Dairy Science. 92:2653-2661.
Molecular ecology of Listeria monocytogenes: Evidence for a reservoir in milking equipment on a dairy farm     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Latorre, A.A., Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Zurakowski, M.J., Pradhan, A.K., Zadoks, R.N., Boor, K.J., Schukken, Y.H. 2009. Molecular ecology of Listeria monocytogenes: Evidence for a reservoir in milking equipment on a dairy farm. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 75(5):1315-1323.
Dynamics of endemic infectious diseases of animal and human importance on three dairy herds in the northeastern United States     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pradhan, A., Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Wolfgang, D.R., Hovingh, E., Nelen, K.A., Smith, J.M., Whitlock, R.H., Fyock, T., Ladely, S.R., Cray, P.J., Schukken, Y.H. 2009. Dynamics of endemic infectious diseases of animal and human importance on three dairy herds in the northeastern United States. Journal of Dairy Science. 92:1811-1825.
Risk factors associated with the presence of viable Listeria monocytogenes in bulk tank milk from U.S. dairies     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Antognoli, M., Lombard, J.E., Wagner, B.A., Mcclusky, B.J., Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S. 2009. Risk factors associated with the presence of viable Listeria monocytogenes in bulk tank milk from U.S. dairies. Zoonoses and Public Health. 56(2):77-83.
Environmental sampling to predict fecal prevalence of Salmonella in an intensively monitored dairy herd - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Wolfgang, D.R., Hovingh, E., Jayarao, B.M., Van Tassell, C.P., Schukken, Y.H. 2008. Environmental sampling to predict fecal prevalence of Salmonella in an intensively monitored dairy herd. Journal of Food Protection. 71(10):1967-1973.
The Importance of Culling in Johne’s Disease Control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lu, Z., Mitchell, R.M., Smith, R.L., Van Kessel, J.S., Chapagain, P.P., Schukken, Y.H., Grohn, Y.T. 2008. The Importance of Culling in Johne’s Disease Control. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 254(2008):135-146.
Diversity of Escherichia Coli in a Dairy Farm - (Abstract Only)
Son, I., Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S. 2008. Diversity of escherichia coli in a dairy farm. April 23, 2008. BARC Poster Day .
Whole Genome Association Study of Johne's Disease - (Abstract Only)
Settles, M., Zanella, R., Mckay, S., Schnabel, R., Taylor, J., Fyock, T., Whitlock, R., Schukken, Y., Hovingh, E., Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Smith, J., Neibergs, H. 2008. Whole Genome Association Study of Johne's Disease. 3rd International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics (ISAFG), April 7th-9th, 2008, Edinburg, UK.
Prevalence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in Raw, Bulk Tank Milk From US Dairy Farms - (Abstract Only)
Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Lombard, J.E. 2008. Prevalence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in Raw, Bulk Tank Milk From US Dairy Farms. 95th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) August 3-6, 2008, Columbus, Ohio. Paper No. P2-21.
Prevalence of E. coli Virulence Factors in Raw Bulk Tank Milk from U.S. Dairy Farms - (Abstract Only)
Karns, J.S., Van Kessel, J.S., Lombard, J.E. 2008. Prevalence of E. coli Virulence Factors in Raw Bulk Tank Milk from U.S. Dairy Farms. The American Society for Microbiology 108th General Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, June 1- 5, 2008.
Diversity of Escherichia coli in a Dairy Farm - (Abstract Only)
Son, I., Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S. 2008. Diversity of Escherichia coli in a Dairy Farm. The American Society for Microbiology 108th General Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, June 1-5, 2008.
Comparison of Escherichia coli from Milk and Milk Filters with E. coli from Feces and Environmental Samples on a Dairy Farm - (Abstract Only)
Karns, J.S., Son, I., Van Kessel, J.S. 2008. Comparison of Escherichia coli from Milk and Milk Filters with E. coli from Feces and Environmental Samples on a Dairy Farm. The American Society for Microbiology 108th General Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. June 1-5, 2008.
Heritability of Genetic Tolerance to Johne’s Disease - (Abstract Only)
Zanella, R., Settles, M., Fyock, T., Whitlock, R., Schukken, Y., Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Hovingh, E., Smith, J., Van Tassell, C.P., Gaskins, C., Neibergs, H. 2008. Heritability of Genetic Tolerance to Johne’s Disease. Joint ADSA-ASAS Meeting, July 7th-11th, 2008, Indianapolis, Indiana. p.4.
Real-time PCR testing of pooled (1:5) fecal samples comparison to HEYM culture - (Proceedings)
Whitlock, R.H., Mangold, B.L., Mcadams, S., Fyock, T., Sweeney, R., Schukken, Y., Smith, J., Van Kessel, J.S., Hovingh, E., Karns, J.S., Wolfgang, D., Johnson, T. 2007. Real-time PCR testing of pooled (1:5) fecal samples comparison to HEYM culture. International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis, Tsukuba, Japan. No.75b. http://www.paratuberculosis.org/pubs/proc9/abst75b_o1.htm.
Longitudinal study of a clonal, sub-clinical outbreak of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Cerro in a US dairy herd - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Wolfgang, D.R., Hovingh, E., Schukken, Y. 2007. Longitudinal study of a clonal, sub-clinical outbreak of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Cerro in a US dairy herd. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 4(4):449-461.
The relationship between Salmonella detection from milk filters and bulk milk and the fecal shedding prevalence of Salmonella in a dairy herd - (Abstract Only)
Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Wolfgang, D.R., Hovingh, E., Schukken, Y. 2007. The relationship between Salmonella detection from milk filters and bulk milk and the fecal shedding prevalence of Salmonella in a dairy herd. Joint Meeting of the ADSA, AMSA, ASAS and PSA, July 7-12, 2007, San Antonio, Texas.
Incidence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and E. coli Virulence Factors in US Bulk Tank Milk as Deteremined by Polymerase Chain Reaction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karns, J.S., Van Kessel, J.S., McClusky, B.J., Perdue, M.L. 2007. Incidence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and E. coli Virulence Factors in U.S. Bulk Tank Milk as Deteremined by Polymerase Chain Reaction. Journal of Dairy Science. 90:3212-3219.
Petrifilm plates for enumeration of bacteria counts in goat milk - (Abstract Only)
Chen, S.S., Van Kessel, J.S., Bah, B., Ren, F.Z., Zeng, S.S. 2007. Petrifilm plates for enumeration of bacteria counts in goat milk. Joint Meeting of the ADSA, AMSA, ASAS and PSA, July 7-12, 2007, San Antonio, Texas.
A Mathematical Model of the Dynamics of Salmonella Cerro Infection in a U.S. Dairy Herd - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chapagain, P.P., Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Wolfgang, D.R., Hovingh, E., Nelen, K., Schukken, Y.H., Grohn, Y.T. 2007. A mathematical model of the dynamics of Salmonella Cerro infection in a U.S. dairy herd. Epidemiology and Infection. Available: http://Journals.Cambridge.org.
Using Molecular Typing to Characterize Bacterial Pathogens Associated with Dairy Farm Environment - (Abstract Only)
Hare Jr, W.R., Hohn, C.A., Higgins, J.A. 2006. Using molecular typing to characterize bacterial pathogens associated with dairy farm environment [Abstract]. 49th Annual Conference of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, October 12-18, 2006. Minneapolis, MN. p. 166.
Species Specific Real-Time Pcr for Cryptosporidium in Stool Using Scorpion Probes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stroup, S.E., Shantanu, R., Mchele, J., Maro, V., Ntabaguzi, S., Siddique, A., Kang, G., Guerrant, R.L., Kirpatrick, B.D., Fayer, R., Herbein, J., Ward, H., Haque, R., Houpt, E.R. 2006. Species specific real-time PCR for Cryptosporidium in stool using scorpion probes. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. E-publication:Volume 55.
A Long Term, Sub-Clinical, Outbreak of Salmonella Enterica Subsp. Enterica Cerro in a Pennsylvania Dairy Herd - (Abstract Only)
Van Kessel, J.S., Karns, J.S., Wolfgang, D.R., Hovingh, E., Schukken, Y. 2006. A long term, sub-clinical, outbreak of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Cerro in a Pennsylvania dairy herd. Joint Meeting of the ADSA, AMSA, ASAS and PSA, Minneapolis, MN, July 9-13, 2006.
Molecular Ecology of Waterborne E. Coli - (Abstract Only)
Higgins, J.A. 2006. Molecular ecology of waterborne E. coli [abstract]. Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health (JHUSHPH)Environmental Health Sciences Seminar Series, March 15, 2006, Baltimore, MD.
Identification and Implications of Map Supershedders - (Abstract Only)
Hovingh, E., Whitlock, R.H., Sweeney, R.W., Fyock, T., Wolfgang, D.R., Smith, J., Schukken, Y.H., Van Kessel, J.S. 2006. Identification and implications of map supershedders. Joint Meeting of the ADSA, AMSA, ASAS and PSA, Minneapolis, MN, July 9-13, 2006.
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