Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/9/2003
Publication Date: 1/20/2007
Citation: Wesley, I.V. 2007. Listeriosis in Animals. In: Listeria, Listeriosis, and Food Safety, 3rd edition. Boca Raton, FL:CRC Press. p.55-84.
Technical Abstract: This manuscript reviews the role of Listeria monocytogenes in food and companion animals. The study examines the epidemiology, modes of transmission, and risk factors involved in listeriosis. It emphasizes the clinical manifestation of listeriosis in livestock: abortion, encephalitis, and septicemia. The work concludes that the majority of human foodborne outbreaks are not the result of animal carriers, but rather environmental contamination involved during food processing.