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Potential for human superbugs in cow manure: study
Yahoo! News ^ | 4/22/14 | AFP

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: antibiotics; cowmanure; human; potential; superbugs; yale
The study appears in mBio, an open access online journal published by the American Society for Microbiology.

Funding for the research came from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the US National Institutes of Health.

1 posted on 04/22/2014 5:37:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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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?


2 posted on 04/22/2014 5:39:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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Yes, the cow is fuzzy.

Researchers say genes in from cow's gut bacteria can increase resistance to antibiotics (AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic)

3 posted on 04/22/2014 5:42:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s why Yale has so much steam rising from the buildings.


4 posted on 04/22/2014 5:42:16 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, the BS emanating from the District of Columbia makes me sick every day.


5 posted on 04/22/2014 5:42:28 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bad news for congress and the White House - they’re positively neck deep in this sort of manure.


6 posted on 04/22/2014 5:43:19 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t care about no steenkin’ bugs. ObamaCare is the number one health hazard Americans are facing these days.


7 posted on 04/22/2014 5:44:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: NormsRevenge

TPTB are really pushing the anti-beef narrative, aren’t they?


8 posted on 04/22/2014 5:44:32 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: NormsRevenge
Don't eat cow manure.

Please make a note of it!

9 posted on 04/22/2014 5:46:14 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Jack Hammer
It's not like cows haven't always been a suspect for one reason or another of being up to no good..

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)

10 posted on 04/22/2014 5:47:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

No kidding.


11 posted on 04/22/2014 5:47:26 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: NormsRevenge

I smell a conspiracy.

12 posted on 04/22/2014 5:49:04 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


13 posted on 04/22/2014 5:50:25 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: NormsRevenge

Jeez, anything to go after the Bundy Ranch!


14 posted on 04/22/2014 5:52:29 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Infested organic vegetables comes to mind. If they are really organic they are grown in poop.


15 posted on 04/22/2014 5:52:39 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


16 posted on 04/22/2014 5:58:28 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“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.


17 posted on 04/22/2014 5:59:11 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: NormsRevenge

This is how they lay the groundwork for the eventual assault on beef.


18 posted on 04/22/2014 6:03:16 PM PDT by Y-blocker
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


19 posted on 04/22/2014 6:04:55 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: NormsRevenge

Compost that cow crap really well done and good to go. Forget all the scare nonsense.


20 posted on 04/22/2014 6:04:55 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: NormsRevenge
In those samples, they found 80 unique antibiotic resistance genes.

Well crap!

21 posted on 04/22/2014 6:21:14 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

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!


22 posted on 04/22/2014 6:25:38 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: NormsRevenge

So it’s healthy to be full of BS.


23 posted on 04/22/2014 6:27:55 PM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Could have gotten a better quality of manure from Congress or the White House....powerful sh!t there!


24 posted on 04/22/2014 6:28:25 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Watching MSM news readers pimping His Arrogance is like watching a dog eat its own vomit!)
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To: DocJhn
Well, obviously the question is why are they being found?

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?

25 posted on 04/22/2014 6:30:45 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: NormsRevenge

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!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_traditional_Chinese_medicines

========= 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
3.1 Seahorse
3.2 Shark fin soup
4 Insects
4.1 Beetle
4.2 Centipede
4.3 Hornets nest
4.4 Leech
4.5 Scorpion
[...]
7 Minerals
7.1 Arsenic
7.2 Asbestos
7.3 Lead
7.4 Mercury
7.4.1 Cinnabar
7.4.2 Calomel
8 See also
9 References

========== End Quote ================

Oooooooooo, yum, yum! We’re in for some good health, eh?


26 posted on 04/22/2014 6:37:33 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Lazamataz

Are we pinged to doom, or what?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3147478/posts?page=26#26


27 posted on 04/22/2014 6:42:42 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: NormsRevenge

No doubt there is truth to this. But the cause is because the cows are fed so much antibiotics to start with.


28 posted on 04/22/2014 6:57:15 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Ditter

So are ‘shrooms’. You’d think libs would be all FOR cow pats.


29 posted on 04/22/2014 7:03:34 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


30 posted on 04/22/2014 7:17:55 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

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.


31 posted on 04/22/2014 10:33:55 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: familyop
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
1.5 Tiger penis
2.2 Toad secretions
4.5 Scorpion
7.1 Arsenic
7.2 Asbestos
7.3 Lead
7.4 Mercury
7.4.1 Cinnabar
7.4.2 Calomel

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.

32 posted on 04/22/2014 11:04:54 PM PDT by SFConservative
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