Identifying Factors that Promote Clearance of E. Coli O157:h7 from Cattle Grant uri icon



  • Healthy cattle transiently harbor human disease-causing E. coli O157:H7 in the gastrointestinal tract and manure and digesta can contaminate foods. Decreasing the incidence of E. coli O157:H7-positive cattle will decrease the incidence of human disease. This work will identify strategies to promote the clearance of E. coli O157:H7 from cattle by analyzing the effect of ruminant diet and gut cell proliferation in the clearance of these bacteria.

date/time interval

  • December 1, 1999 - November 30, 2003

sponsor award ID

  • IDA09908-CG