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Worried about Salmonella? RX: 1 dose of bias truck-tire sidewalls

MONTREAL, QuebecJan. 6, 2016PRLogSalmonella (bacteria commonly found in the intestines of animals and birds) can be transmitted to people when they eat foods contaminated with it. If infected, people may develop salmonellosis (food poisoning caused by Salmonella bacteria), with symptoms that include diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps and fever.

Salmonella can cause enteritis (i.e., intestinal inflammation), pneumonia, septicemia and death. Only a few of the more than 2,000 different variations ofSalmonella bacteria have been confirmed to cause enteritis in cattle. According to the Western Dairy News, bacteria may be present in water, soil, and in feeds including silage (which is why dairy farmers who work with bunker silos should use truck-tire sidewalls to anchor theirbunker covers – but more about that later). When dairy cattle consume contaminated feed or water (e.g., from infected feces of other animals), they may become infected themselves. Symptoms include an acute fever progressing into severe watery, foul-smelling diarrhea, possibly containing blood. Affected animals often become anorexic, depressed and dehydrated. The virulence of the disease depends on a number of variables, not least of which is the nutritional status of the infected cow(s). Without the proper supportive therapy, Salmonella can develop into fatal septicemia. Although Salmonella can survive for years in water and soil, proper fermentation in silages will suppress its growth; on the other hand, poorly fermented silage could allow the bacteria to thrive.

But why wait for an outbreak?

Prevention of salmonellosis is based upon minimizing the introduction of Salmonella-infected cattle into the herd and following feeding and management practices that focus on preventing the fecal-oral mode of transmission. Appropriate measures taken to ensure that dairy cows feed on the purest possible silage depend on how well that silage is protected from wind, precipitation, bacteria-infected soil, rodents, insects and other variables that can promote contamination.

For that, you need 100% nylon, bias ply truck-tire sidewalls, the most efficient way to hold down polyethylene tarps. And for that, you need Danny Nadler! Danny has been successfully serving the agricultural industry since 1995 by filling the need for safer, more efficient and sanitary bunker silo coverage. His company, Tire Sidewall Depot, offers nylon, bias ply truck-tire sidewalls and aircraft tire rings as user-friendly, cost effective and cleaner alternatives to heavy, burdensome whole tires often used for this purpose. This system not only preserves the nutritional content of silage and feed for cattle, but also protects the environment and farmers by eliminating exposure to such breeders of disease as rusting metal and stagnant water and, lest we forget, viruses and bacteria such as Salmonella.

To contact Danny, visit Tire Sidewall Depot, write to nadler@videotron.ca or call 1-888-581-5488.

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