Skip to comments.Potential for human superbugs in cow manure: study
Posted on 04/22/2014 5:37:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Washington (AFP) - Cow manure, commonly used to fertilize vegetable crops, contains a high number of genes that can fuel resistance to antibiotics, a US study out Tuesday found.
These genes come from the cows' gut bacteria, and while none have yet been found in superbugs that are infecting humans, researchers said the potential is real.
The research was done by scientists at Yale University, who sampled manure from a handful of dairy cows at a farm in Connecticut.
In those samples, they found 80 unique antibiotic resistance genes.
About three quarters were unfamiliar. Genetic sequencing showed they were only distantly related to those already known to science.
When applied to a lab strain of E. coli, the genes made the bacteria resistant to certain well-known antibiotics, including penicillin and tetracycline.
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Funding for the research came from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the US National Institutes of Health.
Yale studying manure.. I bet ya can get a BS degree in Political Science.
I’d rather be Head of ComPOst.. but for 6 figures, what do ya expect?
Researchers say genes in from cow's gut bacteria can increase resistance to antibiotics (AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic)
That’s why Yale has so much steam rising from the buildings.
Yeah, the BS emanating from the District of Columbia makes me sick every day.
Bad news for congress and the White House - they’re positively neck deep in this sort of manure.
I don’t care about no steenkin’ bugs. ObamaCare is the number one health hazard Americans are facing these days.
TPTB are really pushing the anti-beef narrative, aren’t they?
Please make a note of it!
over 5 years ago,, Cow Backpacks Trap Methane Gas - Phys.org
Researchers from Argentina were surprised to find that a single 550-kg cow produces between 800 to 1,000 liters of emissions each day. (Reuters)
I smell a conspiracy.
Must be a continuation of rearranging American eating habits begun by opra. Continued by mooch. opra/mooch plan of red meat is bad, and kill/bury all the cows. Quite a plan really. opra/mooch plan ... starvation is good for you.
Jeez, anything to go after the Bundy Ranch!
Infested organic vegetables comes to mind. If they are really organic they are grown in poop.
I read about two sentences before concluding that this study was funded by Big Fertilizer and may lead to fed law prohibiting use of natural fertilizer.
Me, I am a city guy and don’t know a thing about farming. But I suspect that I am correct in my conclusion.
“Researchers from Argentina were surprised to find that a single 550-kg cow produces between 800 to 1,000 liters of emissions each day.”
Congress produces far more than that in an average hour, and Odingdong outpaces them both.
This is how they lay the groundwork for the eventual assault on beef.
Lots of people around me raise cattle. They collect the manure in big piles, and then take it out and spread it on the pastures. Between hauling it around and loading it into the spreader with a tractor and a front-loader, and hauling the spreader around the pasture, you’re going to get manure on you, and you’re going to ingest some. Never heard of any of them getting sick from ecoli. It’s always someone that lives in city that’s probably never seen a live cow.
Compost that cow crap really well done and good to go. Forget all the scare nonsense.
These genes come from the cows’ gut bacteria, (and while none have yet been found) in superbugs that are infecting humans, researchers said the potential is real.
Obviously it does affect ESCU Professors.
The USA had better check Iran on enriching cow dung! Now that would be a dirty bomb!
So it’s healthy to be full of BS.
Could have gotten a better quality of manure from Congress or the White House....powerful sh!t there!
Have cows always had these genes in their feces or has the use of antibiotics in feed, resulted in this? Are there cows somewhere isolated where they don't use antibiotics in feed that they can test as a control group?
The next question is can we eliminate these genes from the cow feces and reduce the risk that a super bug picks them up.
And of course the favorite, can we keep the beef clean?
That’ll go over well with those of us among the unwashed rabble—especially with feeder calves heading toward $200 per hundred (lbs.). ;-)
Here’s another one. Humans who eat more chicken, fish and vegetables emit much more methane. Fact proven in my own lab here. Peeyoooo!
But maybe there’s hope. Maybe some traditional Chinese medicine will help with our more Chinese-like diet!
========= Begin Quote ==============
1.1 Human parts and excreta
1.1.1 Dried human placenta
1.1.2 Human feces and urine
1.1.3 Human penis
1.1.4 Human pubic hair
1.1.5 Ass-hide glue pellets
1.2 Deer Penis
1.3 Flying squirrel feces
1.4 Rhinoceros horn
1.5 Tiger penis
2 Reptiles and amphibians
2.1 Snake oil
2.2 Toad secretions
2.3 Toad-headed gecko
2.4 Turtle shell
3 Marine life
3.2 Shark fin soup
4.3 Hornets nest
8 See also
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Oooooooooo, yum, yum! We’re in for some good health, eh?
Are we pinged to doom, or what?
No doubt there is truth to this. But the cause is because the cows are fed so much antibiotics to start with.
So are ‘shrooms’. You’d think libs would be all FOR cow pats.
You are suppose to compost first. A doctor told me of, Hara Krishna getting trichinosis from their vegetables because they did not compost the human manure they were using.
My old roommate’s English Lab has a taste for poop mostly his own or his runt brother’s... Well, apparently last week the dog started to act like he had a stroke, tremors, disoriented, bumping into walls, eventually unable to walk. Emergency vet visit prognostication was he was out in the field eating cow turds and the fungus growing on it caused a reaction. The dog nearly died... possible kidney and liver damage. He is getting better but the story is not one that has a shiney happy ending... it’s day to day.
He is a good boy... but, wow, the poop eating thing... eww. I prefer kitties.
Your post has suddenly given me a deep and lasting affection for my Walgreens pharmacist.
And for those rushing to the kitchen to whip up a batch of ass-hide glue pellets, let me just caution that it is said to be "not suitable when there is a thick slimy tongue fur, poor appetite, or sloppy diarrhea". For me that means "never" as a "poor appetite" will henceforth be my default state whenever there is a proponent of Traditional Chinese Medicine anywhere within a 1000-foot radius.