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Table 1 Proportion of Salmonella and E. coli O157 in the rectal content, hide and carcass swabs obtained from 70 beef cattle in Bishoftu, Ethiopia

From: Assessment of beef carcass contamination with Salmonella and E. coli O 157 in slaughterhouses in Bishoftu, Ethiopia

Source Number of samples Salmonella E. coli O157
Number (%) Serotypes Number (%)
Rectal content 70 5 (7.1) Typhimurium (5) 6 (8.6)
Hide 70 5 (7.1) Typhimurium (1), Dublin (1), Chailey (2), Muenchen (1) 3 (4.3)
Carcass 210 6 (8.6)   5 (7.1)
 Fore leg 70 1 (1.4) Dublin (1) 1 (1.4)
 Hind leg 70 3 (4.3) Typhimurium (1), Chailey (1), Muenchen (1) 2 (2.8)
 Brisket 70 2 (2.8) Typhimurium (1), Muenchen (1) 2 (2.8)
Total 350 16   14
Animal   14 (20.0)   11 (15.7)