Submitted to: Technical Bulletin: Animal Plant Health Inspection Service
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/6/2009
Publication Date: 6/6/2009
Citation: Dargatz, D.A., Cray, P.J. 2009. Salmonella on U.S. Beef Cow-calf Operations, 2007-08. Technical Bulletin: Animal Plant Health Inspection Service. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) conducted the Beef 2007-08 study, which focused on beef cow-calf health and management practices in 24 States from three regions of the United States. These States represented 79.6 percent of U.S. operations with beef cows and 87.8 percent of U.S. beef cows. One objective of the Beef 2007-08 study was to describe the occurrence of Salmonella and associated antimicrobial resistance on beef cow-calf operations in the United States. NAHMS also examined Salmonella occurrence in adult cows on beef cow-calf operations in its Beef ’97 study. For comparison purposes, this information sheet presents data from both studies.