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Anthropogenic environmental drivers of antimicrobial resistance in wildlife (2018)
Journal Article
Swift, B. M., Bennett, M., Waller, K., Dodd, C., Murray, A., Gomes, R. L., …Arnold, K. E. (2019). Anthropogenic environmental drivers of antimicrobial resistance in wildlife. Science of the Total Environment, 649, 12-20. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.180

The isolation of antimicrobial resistant bacteria (ARB) from wildlife living adjacent to humans has led to the suggestion that such antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is anthropogenically driven by exposure to antimicrobials and ARB. However, ARB have al... Read More

Microbial community dynamics of a blue-veined raw milk cheese from the UK (2018)
Journal Article
Yunita, D., & Dodd, C. E. (2018). Microbial community dynamics of a blue-veined raw milk cheese from the UK. Journal of Dairy Science, 101(6), (4923-4935). doi:10.3168/jds.2017-14104. ISSN 0022-0302

A commercial blue-veined cheese made from unpasteurized milk was examined by conventional culturing and PCR Density Gradient Gel Electrophoresis analysis of the bacterial community 16S rRNA genes using three primer sets V3, V4V5, V6V8. Genomic DNA f... Read More

Draft genome sequence of the bacteriophage vB_Eco_slurp01. (2016)
Journal Article
Sazinas, P., Smith, C., Suhaimi, A., Hobman, J. L., Dodd, C. E., & Millard, A. (2016). Draft genome sequence of the bacteriophage vB_Eco_slurp01. Genome Announcements, 4(6), doi:10.1128/genomeA.01111-16. ISSN 2169-8287

Bacteriophage vB_Eco_slurp01 was isolated from porcine feces using Escherichia coli MG1655 as a host. With a genome size of 348 kb, vB_Eco_slurp01 is one of the largest bacteriophages isolated to date.

Mathematical modelling of antimicrobial resistance in agricultural waste highlights importance of gene transfer rate (2016)
Journal Article
Baker, M., Hobman, J. L., Dodd, C. E., Ramsden, S. J., & Stekel, D. J. (2016). Mathematical modelling of antimicrobial resistance in agricultural waste highlights importance of gene transfer rate. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92(4), doi:10.1093/femsec/fiw040. ISSN 0168-6496

Antimicrobial resistance is of global concern. Most antimicrobial use is in agriculture; manures and slurry are especially important because they contain a mix of bacteria, including potential pathogens, antimicrobial resistance genes and antimicrobi... Read More

Multidrug resistant, extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli isolated from a dairy farm (2016)
Journal Article
Ibrahim, D., Dodd, C. E., Stekel, D. J., Ramsden, S., & Hobman, J. L. (2016). Multidrug resistant, extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli isolated from a dairy farm. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92(4), doi:10.1093/femsec/fiw013. ISSN 0168-6496

Escherichia coli strains were isolated from a single dairy farm as a sentinel organism for the persistence of antibiotic resistance genes in the farm environment. Selective microbiological media were used to isolate 126 E. coli isolates from slurry a... Read More

Influence du sevrage et de l’addition de levures vivantes sur la population bactérienne fécale chez le porcelet (2016)
Journal Article
King, E., Richard, P., Samson, A., Schetelat, E., Le Bon, M., Dodd, C. E., …Mellits, K. H. (in press). Influence du sevrage et de l’addition de levures vivantes sur la population bactérienne fécale chez le porcelet. Journees de la Recherche Porcine en France, 48, ISSN 0767-9874

Influence of weaning and live yeast on faecal bacteria populations in pigs The current studies describe how the diversity of faecal bacteria is affected by weaning and incorporation of live yeast into the post-weaning diet of pigs. Pigs were weane... Read More

Effect of a single dose of Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii on the occurrence of porcine neonatal diarrhoea (2015)
Journal Article
Hancox, L., Le Bon, M., Richards, P., Guillou, D., Dodd, C. E., & Mellits, K. (in press). Effect of a single dose of Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii on the occurrence of porcine neonatal diarrhoea. animal, 9(11), doi:10.1017/S1751731114002687. ISSN 1751-7311

Piglet neonatal diarrhoea is an important issue in modern pig production and is linked to increased mortality and poor growth rates, affecting long-term pig health, increasing use of medication and cost of production. Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. bo... Read More

Inclusion of detergent in a cleaning regime and effect on microbial load in livestock housing (2013)
Journal Article
Hancox, L., Le Bon, M., Dodd, C. E., & Mellits, K. (2013). Inclusion of detergent in a cleaning regime and effect on microbial load in livestock housing. Veterinary Record, 173(7), doi:10.1136/vr.101392

Determining effective cleaning and disinfection regimes of livestock housing is vital to improving the health of resident animals and reducing zoonotic disease. A cleaning regime consisting of scraping, soaking with or without detergent (treatment an... Read More

Correlation of Campylobacter bacteriophage with reduced presence of hosts in broiler chicken ceca (2005)
Journal Article
Atterbury, R. J., Dillon, E., Swift, C., Connerton, P. L., Frost, J., Dodd, C. E., …Connerton, I. F. (2005). Correlation of Campylobacter bacteriophage with reduced presence of hosts in broiler chicken ceca. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 71(8), doi:10.1128/AEM.71.8.4885-4887.2005. ISSN 0099-2240

Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter-specific bacteriophage were enumerated from broiler chicken ceca selected from 90 United Kingdom flocks (n = 205). C. jejuni counts in the presence of bacteriophage (mean log10 5.1 CFU/g) were associated with a... Read More

Isolation and characterization of Campylobacter bacteriophages from retail poultry (2003)
Journal Article
Atterbury, R. J., Connerton, P. L., Dodd, C. E., Rees, C. E., & Connerton, I. F. (2003). Isolation and characterization of Campylobacter bacteriophages from retail poultry. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 69(8), doi:10.1128/AEM.69.8.4511-4518.2003. ISSN 0099-2240

The ability of phages to survive processing is an important aspect of their potential use in the biocontrol of Campylobacter in poultry production. To this end, we have developed a procedure to recover Campylobacter bacteriophages from chilled and fr... Read More