Table 1.

Presence of virulence factors in 904 mutton sheep fecal samples from 36 flocksa

Virulence factor(s)No. of samples with factorMean (SD) no. of samples per flock
None1694.694 (4.477)
eaeA60.167 (0.845)
eaeA,stx220.056 (0.333)
eaeA,stx1350.972 (1.682)
eaeA, ehxA40.111 (0.398)
eaeA, stx2,stx110.0278 (0.167)
eaeA, stx2,stx1, ehxA100.278 (0.701)
stx230.083 (0.280)
stx2,stx160.167 (0.378)
stx2,ehxA10.0278 (0.167)
stx2, stx1,ehxA140.389 (1.022)
stx13369.333 (5.514)
stx1,ehxA2196.083 (5.067)
ehxA621.722 (3.502)
eaeA,stx1, ehxA361.000 (1.568)
eaeA, stx2,ehxA00 (0)
Total90425.11 (0.575)
  • a Feces were collected from 25 animals per flock, except four flocks from which 28, 26 (two flocks), and 24 samples were collected.