Location: Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention
Project Number: 5325-42000-038-07
Start Date: Jan 01, 2010
End Date: Sep 01, 2012
In order to determine how different dosages of Rumensin affect the bacterial and archaeal populations within the rumen and waste, rumen fluid and waste samples will be taken from the four dairy cattle receiving either 0, 200, 400 or 600 mg/hd/day. The samples will be assayed by cultural, 16S rRNA gene library analysis and quantitative PCR analysis for total and pathogenic bacteria.