Irene V Wesley

Summary

Affiliation: Agricultural Research Service
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Yersinia enterocolitica in market weight hogs in the United States
    Irene V Wesley
    US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Animal Disease Center, 2300 Dayton Road, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA
    J Food Prot 71:1162-8. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Recovery of Arcobacter spp. from nonlivestock species
    Irene V Wesley
    Food Safety and Enteric Diseases Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 42:508-12. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Low prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in cull sows and pork
    Irene V Wesley
    US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Animal Disease Center, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA
    J Food Prot 71:545-9. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in market-weight turkeys on-farm and at slaughter
    Irene V Wesley
    Pre Harvest Food Safety and Enteric Diseases Unit, National Animal Disease Center, U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA
    J Food Prot 72:43-8. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of preslaughter events on the prevalence of Salmonella in market-weight turkeys
    Irene V Wesley
    Pre Harvest Food Safety and Enteric Diseases Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA
    J Food Prot 69:1785-93. 2006
  6. pmc Effect of preslaughter events on prevalence of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in market-weight turkeys
    Irene V Wesley
    Pre Harvest Food Safety and Enteric Diseases Research Unit, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Animal Disease Center, P O Box 70, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:2824-31. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Sub-iliac lymph nodes at slaughter lack ability to predict Salmonella enterica prevalence for swine farms
    Bing Wang
    Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 7:795-800. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Prevalence and concentration of Campylobacter in rumen contents and feces in pasture and feedlot-fed cattle
    Nathan A Krueger
    Food and Feed Safety Research Unit, Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, College Station, Texas 77845, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 5:571-7. 2008
  9. pmc Prevalence of pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica strains in pigs in the United States
    Saumya Bhaduri
    Microbial Food Safety Research Unit, Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, 600 East Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:7117-21. 2005
  10. pmc First multi-locus sequence typing scheme for Arcobacter spp
    William G Miller
    Produce Safety and Microbiology Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Albany, CA 94710, USA
    BMC Microbiol 9:196. 2009

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Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Yersinia enterocolitica in market weight hogs in the United States
    Irene V Wesley
    US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Animal Disease Center, 2300 Dayton Road, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA
    J Food Prot 71:1162-8. 2008
    ..3), vaccination for Escherichia coli (OR = 3.0), percentage of deaths due to scours (OR = 3.5), and presence of meat or bone meal in grower-finisher diet (OR = 4.1)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Recovery of Arcobacter spp. from nonlivestock species
    Irene V Wesley
    Food Safety and Enteric Diseases Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA
    J Zoo Wildl Med 42:508-12. 2011
    ..Together, these cases underscore the challenges to a clinical laboratory of identifying Arcobacter in cases which mimic vibrionic abortion or leptospirosis...
  3. ncbi request reprint Low prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in cull sows and pork
    Irene V Wesley
    US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Animal Disease Center, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA
    J Food Prot 71:545-9. 2008
    ..2%; 2 positive of 165 samples). In trial 2, L. monocytogenes was only detected in a single chopped meat block sample (0.15%; 1 positive of 688 total samples). These data indicate the low prevalence of L. monocytogenes in the cull sow...
  4. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in market-weight turkeys on-farm and at slaughter
    Irene V Wesley
    Pre Harvest Food Safety and Enteric Diseases Unit, National Animal Disease Center, U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA
    J Food Prot 72:43-8. 2009
    ..recovered from the crops of birds at the abattoir (24%) was significant (P < 0.05), which may be associated with a detectable decline in lactic acid in the emptied crop...
  5. ncbi request reprint Effect of preslaughter events on the prevalence of Salmonella in market-weight turkeys
    Irene V Wesley
    Pre Harvest Food Safety and Enteric Diseases Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA
    J Food Prot 69:1785-93. 2006
    ..01). This suggests that transport to and holding at the abattoir do not increase the prevalence of Salmonella in turkeys. This observation contrasts with the increase in Salmonella prevalence reported for hogs and some broilers...
  6. pmc Effect of preslaughter events on prevalence of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in market-weight turkeys
    Irene V Wesley
    Pre Harvest Food Safety and Enteric Diseases Research Unit, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Animal Disease Center, P O Box 70, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:2824-31. 2005
    ..isolates recovered from flock 5 indicated that C. coli was more diverse than C. jejuni at both time 1 and time 2 (P < 0.01), based on a comparison of the Shannon indices of diversity and evenness...
  7. doi request reprint Sub-iliac lymph nodes at slaughter lack ability to predict Salmonella enterica prevalence for swine farms
    Bing Wang
    Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 7:795-800. 2010
    ..The low detection rate of Salmonella in sub-iliac lymph nodes (0.06%) limits its usefulness as a dependable predictor of Salmonella contamination originating on farm (3.4%)...
  8. doi request reprint Prevalence and concentration of Campylobacter in rumen contents and feces in pasture and feedlot-fed cattle
    Nathan A Krueger
    Food and Feed Safety Research Unit, Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, College Station, Texas 77845, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 5:571-7. 2008
    ..29). Our results suggest that the rumen environment and its microbial population are less favorable for the growth of Campylobacter and that concentrate diets may provide a more hospitable lower gastrointestinal tract for Campylobacter...
  9. pmc Prevalence of pathogenic Yersinia enterocolitica strains in pigs in the United States
    Saumya Bhaduri
    Microbial Food Safety Research Unit, Eastern Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U S Department of Agriculture, 600 East Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 71:7117-21. 2005
    ..enterocolitica, was demonstrated in this study. The results support the hypothesis that swine are a reservoir for Y. enterocolitica strains potentially pathogenic for humans...
  10. pmc First multi-locus sequence typing scheme for Arcobacter spp
    William G Miller
    Produce Safety and Microbiology Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Albany, CA 94710, USA
    BMC Microbiol 9:196. 2009
    ..Here, we describe the first Arcobacter multilocus sequence typing (MLST) method for A. butzleri, A. cryaerophilus, A. skirrowii, A. cibarius and A. thereius...
  11. ncbi request reprint Identification of host-associated alleles by multilocus sequence typing of Campylobacter coli strains from food animals
    William G Miller
    Produce Safety and Microbiology Research Unit, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Albany, CA 94710, USA
    Microbiology 152:245-55. 2006
    ..The presence of host-associated C. coli MLST alleles could lead potentially to more efficient source tracking in this species, especially in the trace-back of both sporadic and outbreak human clinical C. coli strains to animal sources...
  12. ncbi request reprint Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium colonization of the crop in the domestic turkey: influence of probiotic and prebiotic treatment (Lactobacillus acidophilus and lactose)
    Sara A Johannsen
    Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
    Avian Dis 48:279-86. 2004
    ..Immunohistochemical staining demonstrated ST in close association with the crop epithelium. Treatment with lactose and L. acidophilus supplementation did not reduce ST colonization...
  13. ncbi request reprint A case report of sporadic ovine listerial menigoencephalitis in Iowa with an overview of livestock and human cases
    Irene V Wesley
    Pre Harvest Food Safety and Enteric Diseases Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, IA 50010, USA
    J Vet Diagn Invest 14:314-21. 2002
    ..Environmental isolates were identified as L. monocytogenes serotypes 1 and 4. However, by PFGE, none matched the profile of the single clinical isolate. Thus, the ultimate source of contamination is unknown...
  14. ncbi request reprint Influence of dietary vitamin E on behavior of Listeria monocytogenes and color stability in ground turkey meat following electron beam irradiation
    Maria G Romero
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, 2312 Food Sciences Building, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA
    J Food Prot 68:1159-64. 2005
    ..05). Dietary vitamin E (100 to 200 IU/kg) has good potential for improving the color stability of turkey meat without compromising the microbial safety of the irradiated product...
  15. ncbi request reprint Application of a multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay for the simultaneous confirmation of Listeria monocytogenes and other Listeria species in turkey sample surveillance
    Irene V Wesley
    National Animal Disease Center, U S Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa 50010, USA
    J Food Prot 65:780-5. 2002
    ..Fifty-one percent (29 of 57) of the L. monocytogenes isolates were of serogroup 1, 44% (25 of 57) were of serogroup 4, and 2% (1 of 57) were assigned to serogroups other than 1 and 4...
  16. pmc Species-specific identification of Campylobacters by PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism and PCR targeting of the gyrase B gene
    Susumu Kawasaki
    National Food Research Institute, Food Hygiene Team, 2 1 12 Kannondai, Tsukuba 305 8642, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:2529-33. 2008
    ..Therefore, PCR-RFLP analysis and species-specific PCR assays based on the gyrB gene provide valuable tools for rapid and unambiguous identification of the majority of Campylobacter species...
  17. ncbi request reprint Detection of Listeria monocytogenes in pigs and pork
    Sreenivas R Kanuganti
    Tuskegee University, Alabama 36088, USA
    J Food Prot 65:1470-4. 2002
    ..05) improved the detection of L. monocytogenes (50.2%) but not that of other Listeria species (1.7%). L. monocytogenes isolates (n = 243) were assigned to serotype 1 (53.5%), serotype 4 (25%), and serotypes other than 1 and 4 (21.4%)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of Arcobacter species in market-weight commercial turkeys
    Michelle M E Andersen
    Poultry Science Department, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30605, USA
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 92:309-17. 2007
    ..The overall prevalence of Arcobacter in drinker water decreased from 67% (31 of 46 samples) in the summer of 2003 to 24.7% (18 of 73 samples) during resampling in the spring of 2004 and was inversely related to the chlorination level...