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Getahun Agga
Food Animal Environmental Systems Research
Research Microbiologist

Phone: (270) 781-2260 ext. 232
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2413 NASHVILLE RD. B-5
BOWLING GREEN , KY 42101
Projects
Developing Safe, Efficient and Environmentally Sound Management Practices for the Use of Animal Manure
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 431282
Institutional Biological Safety Committee (IBC) Agreement with Western Kentucky University
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 432919

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Prevalence and serotype diversity of Salmonella in apparently healthy cattle: Systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies, 2000–2017 -
Gutema, F.D., Agga, G.E., Abdi, R.D., De Zeutter, L., Duchateau, L., Gabriël, S. 2019. Prevalence and serotype diversity of Salmonella in apparently healthy cattle: Systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies, 2000–2017. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 6:102. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2019.00102.
Persistence of antibiotic resistance genes in beef cattle backgrounding environment over two years after cessation of operation -
Agga, G.E., Cook, K.L., Netthisinghe, A.M., Gilfillen, R.A., Woosley, P.B., Sistani, K.R. 2019. Persistence of antibiotic resistance genes in beef cattle backgrounding environment over two years after cessation of operation. PLoS One. 12(2):1-19. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212510.
Biogenic silica extraction and comparison of agricultural residues for potential adsorbent material -
Lovanh, N.C., Loughrin, J.H., Agga, G.E., Oh, B., Ruiz-Aguilar, G. 2019. Biogenic silica extraction and comparison of agricultural residues for potential adsorbent material. American Chemical Society Abstracts. Paper No. 3097306.
Systematic review and meta-analysis on the global distribution, host range, and prevalence of Trypanosoma evansi -
Aregawi, W.G., Agga, G.E., Abdi, R.D., Buscher, P. 2019. A systematic review and meta-analysis on the global distribution, host range, and prevalence of Trypanosoma evansi. Parasites & Vectors. 12:67. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-019-3311-4.
Abundances of Tetracycline Resistance Genes and Tetracycline Antibiotics during Anaerobic Digestion of Swine Waste -
Couch, M., Agga, G.E., Kasumba, J., Parekh, R.R., Loughrin, J.H., Conte, E.D. 2018. Abundances of Tetracycline Resistance Genes and Tetracycline Antibiotics during Anaerobic Digestion of Swine Waste. Journal of Environmental Quality. 48:171-178. doi:10.2134/jeq2018.09.0331.
Epidemiology of camelpox in Afar region of Ethiopia -
Aregawi, W.G., Agga, G.E., Gishe, J., Abdi, R. 2018. Epidemiology of camelpox in Afar region of Ethiopia. Research Workers in Animal Diseases Conference Proceedings. Paper No. 150.
Anaerobic degradation of tetracycline antibiotics in agricultural manure -
Kasumba, J., Appala, K., Agga, G.E., Loughrin, J.H., Conte, E.D. 2019. Anaerobic degradation of tetracycline antibiotics in agricultural manure. Proceedings of Pittcon Meeting. Poster No. 890-2P.
Quantification of tylosin antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in cattle waste -
Appala, K., Conte, E., Kasumba, J., Agga, G.E., Loughrin, J.H., Carlisle, A. 2019. Quantification of tylosin antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in cattle waste. Proceedings of Pittcon Meeting. Poster No. 890-1P.
Quantification of tylosin antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in cattle waste -
Appala, K., Kasumba, J., Conte, E., Agga, G.E., Loughrin, J.H., Carlisle, A. 2018. Quantification of tylosin antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes in cattle waste. Kentucky Academy of Sciences Symposium. Oral Presentation.
Seroprevalence and participatory epidemiology of camelpox in Afar region of Ethiopia -
Aregawi, W.G., Agga, G.E., Gishe, J., Abdi, R.D. 2018. Seroprevalence and participatory epidemiology of camelpox in Afar region of Ethiopia. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 161:25-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2018.10.003.
Solid phase extraction of tylosin from cattle waste with determination by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry -
Carlisle, A., Appala, K., Conte, E., Kasumba, J., Agga, G.E., Loughrin, J.H. 2018. Solid phase extraction of tylosin from cattle waste with determination by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry. Kentucky Academy of Sciences Symposium. Paper No. 59.
Enrichments of antibiotic resistome following poultry litter soil amendment -
Agga, G.E., Fanelli, B., Looft, T.P., Cook, K.L., Durso, L.M., Hasan, N.A., Sistani, K.R. 2018. Enrichments of antibiotic resistome following poultry litter soil amendment. Research Workers in Animal Diseases Conference Proceedings. Poster No. 145.
Short-term soil characteristic dynamics in beef cattle pastured winter wheat (Triticum aestivum) soybean (Glycine max) double crop production system -
Netthisinghe, A.M., Galloway, H.O., Agga, G.E., Degraves, F. 2018. Short-term soil characteristic dynamics in beef cattle pastured winter wheat (Triticum aestivum) soybean (Glycine max) double crop production system. American Society of Agronomy Meetings. Poster No. 1033.
Helminthiasis and gram negative enteric bacteria in freshwater fish from selected lakes of Haramaya District, Ethiopia -
Hiko, A., Tasisa, K., Agga, G.E. 2018. Helminthiasis and gram negative enteric bacteria in freshwater fish from selected lakes of Haramaya District, Ethiopia. Journal of fisheries and Aquaculture. 9(2):242. doi: 10.4172/2150-3508.1000242.
Abattoir based survey of bovine cystic echinococcosis in selected commercial abattoir in Ethiopia -
Hiko, A., Ibrahim, H., Agga, G.E. 2018. Abattoir based survey of bovine cystic echinococcosis in selected commercial abattoir in Ethiopia. Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology. 9(2):527. doi: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000527.
Quantification of tylosin and tylosin antibiotic resistance genes in cattle waste -
Appala, K., Conte, E., Kasumba, J., Agga, G.E., Loughrin, J.H. 2018. Quantification of tylosin and tylosin antibiotic resistance genes in cattle waste. Meeting Abstract. Paper No. 17, p. 7.
Plant extracts mediated syntheses of silver nanoparticles and their effectiveness on agricultural pathogens -
Lovanh, N.C., Agga, G.E., Oh, B., Lee, S., Gao, H., Cao, Y. 2018. Plant extracts mediated syntheses of silver nanoparticles and their effectiveness on agricultural pathogens. Meeting Abstract. Paper No. 365.
Antimicrobial resistance of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from dairy cows and genetic diversity of resistant isolates -
Abdi, R.D., Gillespie, B.E., Vaughn, J., Merrill, C., Headrick, S.I., Ensermu, D.B., D'Souza, D.H., Agga, G.E., Almeida, R.A., Oliver, S.P., Kerro, D.O. 2018. Antimicrobial resistance of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from dairy cows and genetic diversity of resistant isolates. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. https://doi.org/10.1089/fpd.2017.2362.
Quantifying tetracycline resistance genes in swine waste anaerobic digester over a period of 100 days -
Couch, M., Agga, G.E., Loughrin, J.H., Parekh, R.R., Antle, S.W., Kasumba, J., Couch, B., Conte, E.D. 2018. Quantifying tetracycline resistance genes in swine waste anaerobic digester over a period of 100 days. American Chemical Society Abstracts. Paper No. 276.
The global distribution, host range and prevalence of Trypanosoma evansi causing surra: A systematic review and meta-analysis -
Aregawi, W.G., Buscher, P., Agga, G.E., Abdi, R.D. 2017. The global distribution, host range and prevalence of Trypanosoma evansi causing surra: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Meeting Abstract. Paper No. T1.
Impact of "raised without antibiotics" beef cattle production practices on occurrences of antimicrobial resistance -
Vikram, A., Rovira, P., Agga, G.E., Arthur, T.M., Bosilevac, J.M., Wheeler, T.L., Morley, P., Belk, K., Schmidt, J.W. 2017. Impact of "raised without antibiotics" beef cattle production practices on occurrences of antimicrobial resistance. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 83:e01682-17. https://doi.org/10.1128/AEM.01682-17.
Effect of winter cover crop grazing on animal performance and antibiotic resistance during pre-weaning period in beef cattle -
Agga, G.E., Galloway, H.O., Arthur, T.M., Schmidt, J.W., Netthisinghe, A.M. 2017. Effect of winter cover crop grazing on animal performance and antibiotic resistance during pre-weaning period in beef cattle. Agronomy Society of America, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America Meeting. Paper No. 1327.
Effect of cessation of beef cattle pasture-feedlot type backgrounding operation on the persistence of antibiotic resistance genes in the environment -
Agga, G.E., Cook, K.L., Netthisinghe, A.M., Parekh, R.R. 2017. Effect of cessation of beef cattle pasture-feedlot type backgrounding operation on the persistence of antibiotic resistance genes in the environment. Meeting Abstract. p. 97.
Rapid detection and classification of Salmonella enterica shedding in feedlot cattle utilizing Roka Bioscience Atlas Salmonella detection assay for the analysis of rectoanal mucosal swabs Reprint Icon -
Chaney, W.E, Agga, G.E., Nguyen, S.V., Arthur, T.M., Bosilevac, J.M., Dreyling, E., Rishi, A., Brichta-Harhay, D. 2017. Rapid detection and classification of Salmonella enterica shedding in feedlot cattle utilizing Roka Bioscience Atlas Salmonella detection assay for the analysis of rectoanal mucosal swabs. Journal of Food Protection. 80(10):1760-1767. https://doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-17-124.
A systematic review and meta-analysis of trypanosome prevalence in tsetse flies Reprint Icon -
Abdi, R.D., Agga, G.E., Aregawi, W.G., Bekana, M., Van Leeuwen, T., Delespaux, V., Duchateau, L. 2017. A systematic review and meta-analysis of trypanosome prevalence in tsetse flies. BMC Veterinary Research. 13:100. doi:10.1186/s12917-017-1012-9.
Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in beef cattle at slaughter and beef carcasses at retail shops in Ethiopia Reprint Icon -
Abdissa, R., Haile, W., Fite, A.T., Beyi, A.F., Agga, G.E., Edao, B.M., Tadesse, F., Korsa, M.G., Beyene, T., Beyene, T.J., De Zutter, L., Cox, E., Goddeeris, B.M. 2017. Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in beef cattle at slaughter and beef carcasses at retail shops in Ethiopia. BMC Infectious Diseases. 17:277. doi:10.1186/s12879-017-2372-2.
Effect of in-feed Chlortetracycline prophylaxis in beef cattle on levels of 10 antimicrobial resistance genes -
Miller, E.W., Agga, G.E., Vikram, A., Arthur, T.M., Schmidt, J.W. 2017. Effect of in-feed Chlortetracycline prophylaxis in beef cattle on levels of 10 antimicrobial resistance genes. [Abstract]. American Society for Microbiology Meeting. p.43, no.13.
Providing context: antimicrobial resistance from multiple environmental sources -
Arthur, T.M., Agga, G.E., Schmidt, J.W. 2017. Providing context: antimicrobial resistance from multiple environmental sources. [Abstract]. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. p.32, S4:8.
Impact of raised without antibiotics practices on occurrences of antimicrobial resistance -
Vikram, A., Rovira, P., Miller, E.W., Agga, G.E., Wheeler, T.L., Arthur, T.M., Schmidt, J.W. 2017. Impact of raised without antibiotics practices on occurrences of antimicrobial resistance. [Abstract]. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. p. 14, S1:5.
Effects of in-feed Chlortetracycline Prophylaxis of beef cattle on animal health and antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli -
Agga, G.E., Schmidt, J.W., Arthur, T.M. 2017. Effects of in-feed Chlortetracycline Prophylaxis of beef cattle on animal health and antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli. Meeting Abstract. [Abstract]. Beef Industry Safety Summit, February 28-March 2, 2017, Houston, Texas, Available:http://bifsco.org/search.aspx?qal=2017 abstracts.
Impact of antimicrobial use during beef production on fecal occurrence of antimicrobial resistance -
Vikram, A., Rovira, P., Agga, G.E., Arthur, T.M., Bosilevac, J.M., Wheeler, T.L., Morley, P., Belk, K., Schmidt, J.W. 2017. Impact of antimicrobial use during beef production on fecal occurrence of antimicrobial resistance. Meeting Abstract. [Abstract]. Beef Industry Safety Summit, February 28-March 2, 2017, Houston, Texas. Available:http://bifsco.org/search.aspx?qal=2017 abstracts.
Evaluation of rectoanal mucosal swab sampling for molecular detection of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli in beef cattle Reprint Icon -
Agga, G.E., Arthur, T.M., Hinkley, S., Bosilevac, J.M. 2017. Evaluation of rectoanal mucosal swab sampling for molecular detection of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli in beef cattle. Journal of Food Protection. 80(4):661-667. doi:10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-16-435.
Effects of in-feed chlortetracycline prophylaxis of beef cattle on animal health and antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli Reprint Icon -
Agga, G.E., Schmidt, J.W., Arthur, T.M. 2016. Effects of in-feed chlortetracycline prophylaxis of beef cattle on animal health and antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 82(24):7197-7204. doi:10.1128/AEM.01928-16.
Evaluation of bacteriophage application to cattle in lairage at beef processing plants to reduce Escherichia coli O157:H7 prevalence on hides and carcasses Reprint Icon -
Arthur, T.M., Kalchayanand, N., Agga, G.E., Wheeler, T.L., Koohmaraie, M. 2017. Evaluation of bacteriophage application to cattle in lairage at beef processing plants to reduce Escherichia coli O157:H7 prevalence on hides and carcasses. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 14(1):17-22. doi:10.1089/fpd.2016.2189.
Inflammation and emphysema in cigarette smoke-exposed mice when instilled with poly (I:C) or infected with influenza A or respiratory syncytial viruses Reprint Icon -
Mebratu, Y.A., Smith, K.R., Agga, G.E., Tesfaigzi, Y. 2016. Inflammation and emphysema in cigarette smoke-exposed mice when instilled with poly (I:C) or infected with influenza A or respiratory syncytial viruses. Respiratory Research. 17(1):75. doi:10.1186/s12931-016-0392-x.
Antimicrobial-resistant fecal bacteria from ceftiofur-treated and nonantimicrobial-treated comingled beef cows at a cow-calf operation Reprint Icon -
Agga, G.E., Schmidt, J.W., Arthur, T.M. 2016. Antimicrobial-resistant fecal bacteria from ceftiofur-treated and nonantimicrobial-treated comingled beef cows at a cow-calf operation. Microbial Drug Resistance. 22(7):598-608. doi:10.1089/mdr.2015.0259.
Diagnostic accuracy of rectoanal mucosal swab of feedlot cattle for detection and enumeration of Salmonella enterica Reprint Icon -
Agga, G.E., Arthur, T.M., Schmidt, J.W., Wang, R., Harhay, D.M. 2016. Diagnostic accuracy of rectoanal mucosal swab of feedlot cattle for detection and enumeration of Salmonella enterica. Journal of Food Protection. 79(4):531-537. doi:10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-15-409.
Antimicrobial-resistant bacterial populations and antimicrobial resistance genes obtained from environments impacted by livestock and municipal waste Reprint Icon -
Agga, G.E., Arthur, T.M., Durso, L.M., Harhay, D.M., Schmidt, J.W. 2015. Antimicrobial-resistant bacterial populations and antimicrobial resistance genes obtained from environments impacted by livestock and municipal waste. PLoS One. 10(7).
Antimicrobial resistance of enteric bacteria among ceftiofur treated and non-antimicrobial treated co-mingled pasture beef cows -
Agga, G.E., Schmidt, J.W., Arthur, T.M. 2015. Antimicrobial resistance of enteric bacteria among ceftiofur treated and non-antimicrobial treated co-mingled pasture beef cows.[Abstract]. 4th American Society for Microbiology Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic Bacteria and Foodborne Pathogens. S6:5, p.39.
Variations in the fecal occurrences of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are greater between seasons than between "raised without antibiotics" and "conventional" cattle production systems -
Schmidt, J.W., Agga, G.E., Bosilevac, J.M., Wheeler, T.L., Arthur, T.M. 2015. Variations in the fecal occurrences of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are greater between seasons than between "raised without antibiotics" and "conventional" cattle production systems.[Abstract] 4th American Society for Microbiology Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance in Zoonotic Bacteria and Foodborne Pathogens. S7:4,p.102.
Effectiveness of an Increased Dose of Bovamine Compared to a Lower Dose to Reduce Salmonella in Fed Cattle -
Arthur, T.M., Agga, G.E., Harhay, D.M. 2015. Effectiveness of an increased dose of Bovamine compared to a lower dose to reduce Salmonella in fed cattle. [Abstract]. Beef Industry Safety Summit. http://www.bifsco.org/2015researchsessionabstracts.aspx.
Occurrence of antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica in the beef cattle production and processing continuum Reprint Icon -
Schmidt, J.W., Agga, G.E., Bosilevac, J.M., Harhay, D.M., Shackelford, S.D., Wang, R., Wheeler, T.L., Arthur, T.M. 2015. Occurrence of antimicrobial-resistant Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica in the beef cattle production and processing continuum. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 81(2):713-725.
Antibiotic resistance by source: human-cattle-swine -
Arthur, T.M., Agga, G.E., Schmidt, J.W. 2014. Antibiotic resistance by source: human-cattle-swine. [Abstract] Beef Industry Safety Summit. Available: www.bifsco.org/attendees.aspx.