The e-ROSA project seeks to build a shared vision of a future sustainable e-infrastructure for research and education in agriculture in order to promote Open Science in this field and as such contribute to addressing related societal challenges. In order to achieve this goal, e-ROSA’s first objective is to bring together the relevant scientific communities and stakeholders and engage them in the process of coelaboration of an ambitious, practical roadmap that provides the basis for the design and implementation of such an e-infrastructure in the years to come.
This website highlights the results of a bibliometric analysis conducted at a global scale in order to identify key scientists and associated research performing organisations (e.g. public research institutes, universities, Research & Development departments of private companies) that work in the field of agricultural data sources and services. If you have any comment or feedback on the bibliometric study, please use the online form.
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- Evolution of the number of publications between 2005 and 2015
- Map of most publishing countries between 2005 and 2015
- Network of country collaborations
- Network of institutional collaborations (+10 publications)
- Network of keywords relating to data - Link
Validation studies on an online monitoring system for reducing faecal and microbial contamination on beef carcasses
The objective of this research was to establish the reduction in the incidence of carcass faecal contamination and microbial counts that could be achieved in a beef slaughter plant using a novel information technology based online monitoring system. On 18 separate visits over the course of 6 months, every carcass (approximately 500 per day) was examined at the final inspection stand for visible faecal contamination. Each incidence was attributed to dehiding or evisceration operations. On each visit, 10 carcasses were swabbed at the trimming stand, at the hock, rump, anus, brisket and flank to determine total viable counts,(TVC), Escherichia coli counts (ECC), total enteric counts (TEC) and total coliform counts (TCC). Over the course of this study, faecal contamination rates for dehiding and evisceration were reduced from 54.2% to 28.2% and from 32.5% to 13.7%, respectively. TVC remained constant at approximately 3.0log(10) cfu cm(-2) while ECC, TEC and TCC decreased by 0.56log(10) cfu cm(-2), 0.83 log(10) cfu cm(-2) and 0.9 log(10) cfu cm(-2), respectively. Online monitoring is therefore an effective means of reducing the incidence of bovine carcass faecal and enteric counts. (C) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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