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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Dianna Bourassa
Poultry Microbiological Safety Research
Biological Science Lab Technician

Phone: (706) 546-3339
Fax: (706) 546-3772
Room 442
USDA, ARS, SAA
RBRRC
950 COLLEGE STATION ROAD
ATHENS, GA, 30605


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Impact of broiler processing scalding and chilling profiles on carcass and breast meat yield - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (08-Feb-14)
Sampling naturally contaminated broiler carcasses for Salmonella by three different methods - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (08-Nov-13)
Evaluation of formic acid and propionic acid feed additives on environmental and cecal Salmonella Typhimurium in broilers - (Abstract Only)
Wilson, K.M., Ritz, C.W., Kiepper, B.H., Bourassa, D.V., Cox Jr, N.A., Buhr, R.J. 2014. Evaluation of formic acid and propionic acid feed additives on environmental and cecal Salmonella Typhimurium in broilers. International Poultry Scientific Forum. 93:(E-Suppl. 1) M34. p.111-112. 2014..
Impact of Skip-a-Day and Every-Day Feeding Programs on the Colonization of Salmonella Typhimurium in Broiler Breeder Pullets - (Abstract Only) - (19-Mar-13)
Efficacy of chemical sprays to eliminate inoculated Salmonella from defeathered broiler breast skin - (Abstract Only)
Cox Jr, N.A., Buhr, R.J., Berrang, M.E., Bourassa, D.V., Rigsby, L.L., Oakley, B., Russell, S.M. 2013. Efficacy of chemical sprays to eliminate inoculated Salmonella from defeathered broiler breast skin. International Poultry Scientific Forum. January 29-31,2013. Atlanta, Georgia. P.55.
Effects of broiler carcass scalding and chilling methods on quality of early-deboned breast fillets - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhuang, H., Bowker, B.C., Buhr, R.J., Bourassa, D.V., Kiepper, B.H. 2013. Effects of broiler carcass scalding and chilling methods on quality of early-deboned breast fillets. Poultry Science. 92(5):1393-1399.
Efficacy of combination chemicals as sanitizers of Salmonella-inoculated broiler hatching eggshells - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buhr, R.J., Spickler, J.L., Ritter, A.R., Bourassa, D.V., Cox Jr, N.A., Richardson, L.J., Wilson, J.L. 2013. Efficacy of combination chemicals as sanitizers of Salmonella-inoculated broiler hatching eggshells. Journal of Applied Poultry Research. 22(1):27-35.
Impact of broiler processing scalding and chilling profiles on carcass and breast meat yield - (Abstract Only)
Buhr, R.J., Walker, J.M., Bourassa, D.V., Caudill, B.A., Kiepper, B.H., Zhuang, H. 2012. Impact of broiler processing scalding and chilling profiles on carcass and breast meat yield. Poultry Science Meeting. Poultry Science 91:(Suppl.1)68.p.25.2012.
Impact of carcass scalding and chilling methods on the functionality of early-deboned broiler breast fillets - (Abstract Only)
Zhuang, H., Bowker, B.C., Buhr, R.J., Bourassa, D.V., Kiepper, B.H. 2012. Impact of carcass scalding and chilling methods on the functionality of early-deboned broiler breast fillets. Poultry Science Association Meeting Abstract. 91(Suppl. 1)70 p.25-26.
Impact of broiler slaughter scalding method on processing wastewater stream - (Abstract Only)
Kiepper, B.H., Buhr, R.J., Walker, J.M., Bourassa, D.V., Brooke, C.A., Zhuang, H. 2012. Impact of broiler slaughter scalding method on processing wastewater stream. Poultry Science Meeting. 91(suppl. 1):69. p.25.
Sampling each naturally contaminated broiler carcass for Salmonella by three different methods - (Abstract Only)
Cox Jr, N.A., Buhr, R.J., Cason, J.A., Cray, P.J., Rigsby, L.L., Bourassa, D.V., Cosby, D.E. 2012. Sampling each naturally contaminated broiler carcass for Salmonella by three different methods. Poultry Science. 91(Suppl. 1):155-156.
Impact of litter Salmonella strain on the recovered Salmonella strains from broiler crop and ceca following feed withdrawal - (Abstract Only)
Buhr, R.J., Hinton Jr, A., Cason Jr, J.A., Cox Jr, N.A., Bourassa, D.V., Rigsby, L.L. 2011. Impact of litter Salmonella strain on the recovered Salmonella strains from broiler crop and ceca following feed withdrawal [abstract]. Meeting Abstract. 74:24.
Comparison between rinse and crush-and-rub sampling for aerobic bacteria recovery from broiler hatching eggs after sanitization - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spickler, J.L., Buhr, R.J., Cox Jr, N.A., Bourassa, D.V., Rigsby, L.L. 2011. Comparison between rinse and crush-and-rub sampling for aerobic bacteria recovery from broiler hatching eggs after sanitization. Poultry Science. 90:(7)1609-1615.
Comparison of shell bacteria from unwashed and washed table eggs harvested from caged laying hens and cage-free floor-housed laying hens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hannah, J.F., Wilson, J.L., Cox Jr, N.A., Cason Jr, J.A., Bourassa, D.V., Richardson, L.J., Musgrove, M.T., Rigsby, L.L., Buhr, R.J. 2011. Comparison of shell bacteria from unwashed and washed table eggs harvested from caged laying hens and cage-free floor-housed laying hens. Poultry Science. 90(7):1586-1593.
Comparison between Rinse and Crush-and-Rub Sampling for Aerobic Bacteria Recovery from Hatching Eggs after Sanitization - (Abstract Only)
Spickler, J.L., Buhr, R.J., Cox Jr, N.A., Bourassa, D.V., Rigsby, L.L. 2011. Comparison between Rinse and Crush-and-Rub Sampling for Aerobic Bacteria Recovery from Hatching Eggs after Sanitization. Meeting Abstract. 90(7):1609-1615.
Salmonella Recovery Following Immersion Chilling for Matched Neck Skin and Whole Carcass Enrichment Sampling Methodologies - (Abstract Only)
Holmes, J.M., Buhr, R.J., Cason Jr, J.A., Cox Jr, N.A., Bourassa, D.V., Rigsby, L.L., Cray, P.J. 2011. Salmonella Recovery Following Immersion Chilling for Matched Neck Skin and Whole Carcass Enrichment Sampling Methodologies. International Poultry Scientific Forum. p.16.
Prevalence of Salmonella Following Immersion Chilling for Matched Neck Skin, Whole Carcass Rinse, and Whole Carcass Enrichment Sampling Methodologies - (Abstract Only)
Buhr, R.J., Holmes, J.M., Cason Jr, J.A., Cox Jr, N.A., Bourassa, D.V., Rigsby, L.L., Cray, P.J. 2011. Prevalence of salmonella following immersion chilling for matched neck skin, whole carcass rinse, and whole carcass enrichment sampling methodologies. International Poultry Scientific Forum. 59, P.18 (ABST).
Carcass enrichment detects Salmonella from broiler carcasses found to be negative by other sampling methods - (Abstract Only)
Cox Jr, N.A., Buhr, R.J., Cray, P.J., Cason Jr, J.A., Cosby, D.E., Rigsby, L.L., Bourassa, D.V. 2011. Carcass enrichment detects Salmonella from broiler carcasses found to be negative by other sampling methods. International Poultry Scientific Forum. 259P, P.75 (ABST)..
Probability of identifying different salmonella serotypes in poultry samples - (Abstract Only)
Cason Jr, J.A., Cox Jr, N.A., Buhr, R.J., Bourassa, D.V., Richardson, L.J. 2010. Probability of identifying different salmonella serotypes in poultry samples. Poultry Science Association Meeting Abstract.
Salmonella recovery following air chilling for matched neck-skin and whole carcass sampling methodologies - (Abstract Only)
Buhr, R.J., Cason Jr, J.A., Rigsby, L.L., Bourassa, D.V. 2010. Salmonella recovery following air chilling for matched neck-skin and whole carcass sampling methodologies. Poultry Science.
Evaluation of a quail embryo model for the detection of botulinum toxin type A activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buhr, R.J., Bourassa, D.V., Cox Jr, N.A., Richardson, L.J., Phillips, R.W., Kelley, L.C. 2009. Evaluation of a quail embryo model for the detection of botulinum toxin type A activity. 2010. The Botulium Journal. 1(3) p281-296.
Development of a quail embryo model for the detection of botulinum neurotoxin activity - (Abstract Only)
Buhr, R.J., Bourassa, D.V., Cox Jr, N.A., Richardson, L.J., Phillips, R.W., Kelley, L.C. 2009. Development of a quail embryo model for the detection of botulinum neurotoxin activity. Poultry Science. 88(Suppl 1):M75. P.24.
Evaluation of quail and chicken embryos for the detection of botulinum toxin serotypes A, B, E and F activity. - (Proceedings)
Buhr, R.J., Bourassa, D.V., Cox Jr, N.A., Richardson, L.J., Phillips, R.W., Kelley, L.C. 2008. Evaluation of quail and chicken embryos for the detection of botulinum toxin serotypes A, B, E and F activity. Interagency Botulism Research Committee. P-40, p. 226.
Evaluation of quail and chicken embryos for the detection of botulism toxin serotypes A, B E and F activity. - (Proceedings)
Buhr, R.J., Bourassa, D.V., Cox Jr, N.A., Richardson, L.J., Phillips, R.W., Kelley, L.C. 2008. Evaluation of quail and chicken embryos for the detection of botulism toxin serotypes A, B E and F activity. Interagency Botulism Research Committee. P.226.
Evaluation of a quali embryo model for the detection of botulism toxin type A activity - (Proceedings)
Buhr, R.J., Bourassa, D.V., Cox Jr, N.A., Richardson, L.J., Phillips, R.W., Kelley, L.C. 2008. Evaluation of a quali embryo model for the detection of botulism toxin type A activity. Interagency Botulism Research Committee. P.225.
Utilization of quail and chicken embryos for the detection of botulinum toxin type A activity - (Proceedings)
Buhr, R.J., Bourassa, D.V., Cox Jr, N.A., Phillips, R.W., Richardson, L.J., Kelley, L.C., Wilson, J.L. 2008. Utilization of quail and chicken embryos for the detection of botulinum toxin type A activity. World Poultry Congress Proceedings. 64:(Suppl. 2)P.195.
Salmonella recovery from broilers and litter following gavage with Salmonella colonized darkling beetles and larvae. - (Proceedings)
Buhr, R.J., Richardson, L.J., Roche, A.J., Bourassa, D.V., Cox Jr, N.A., Fairchild, B.D., Cason Jr, J.A., Hinkle, N.C. 2008. Salmonella recovery from broilers and litter following gavage with Salmonella colonized darkling beetles and larvae. World Poultry Congress Proceedings.64:(Suppl. 2)P.168.
Detection of botulinum toxin types A, B, E, and F activity using the quail embryo - (Abstract Only)
Buhr, R.J., Bourassa, D.V., Cox Jr, N.A., Phillips, R.W., Richardson, L.J., Kelley, L.C. 2007. Detection of botulinum toxin types A, B, E, and F activity using the quail embryo. American College of Toxicology Annual. P31, P.73-74.
Attachment of Campylobacter and Salmonella to Avian Spermatozoa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vizzier-Thaxton, Y., Cox Jr, N.A., Richardson, L.J., Buhr, R.J., Mcdaniel, C.D., Cosby, D.E., Wilson, J.L., Bourassa, D.V., Ard, M.B. 2006. Attachment of campylobacter and salmonella to avian spermatozoa. Poultry Science. 85:(4)619-624.
Recovery of Bacteria from Broiler Carcass Respiratory Tracts Before and after Immersion Scalding - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buhr, R.J., Berrang, M.E., Cason Jr, J.A., Bourassa, D.V. 2005. Recovery of bacteria from broiler carcass respiratory tracts before and after immersion scalding. Poultry Science. 84(11):1769-1773.
Bacteria Recovery from Genetically Feathered and Featherless Broiler Carcasses after Immersion Chilling - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buhr, R.J., Bourassa, D.V., Northcutt, J.K., Hinton Jr, A., Ingram, K.D., Cason Jr, J.A. 2005. Bacteria recovery from genetically feathered and featherless broiler carcasses after immersion chilling. Poultry Science. p. 1499-1504.
Bacteria Recovery from Genetically Feathered and Featherless Broiler Carcasses after Immersion Chilling - (Abstract Only)
Buhr, R.J., Bourassa, D.V., Northcutt, J.K., Hinton Jr, A., Ingram, K.D., Cason Jr, J.A. 2005. Bacteria recovery from genetically feathered and featherless broiler carcasses after immersion chilling [abstract]. Southern Poultry Science Society Meeting. 84(suppl.1):19-20.
Recovery of salmonellae following pH adjusted pre-enrichment of broiler carcasses treated with trisodium phosphate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bourassa, D.V., Fletcher, D.L., Buhr, R.J., Cason Jr, J.A., Berrang, M.E. 2005. Recovery of salmonellae following pH adjusted pre-enrichment of broiler carcasses treated with trisodium phosphate. Poultry Science. 83(3):475-478.
Improved Efficiency of Intact Crop Removal for Broiler Breeder Rooster and Hen Carcasses During Manual Evisceration - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Buhr, R.J., Bourassa, D.V., Wilson, J.L., Fletcher, D.L. 2005. Improved efficiency of intact crop removal for broiler breeder rooster and hen carcasses during manual evisceration. Applied Poultry Research. 14:20-24.
Detecting Low Levels of Salmonellae from Post-Chill Broiler Carcasses - (Trade Journal)
Buhr, R.J., Bourassa, D.V., Cason Jr, J.A., Berrang, M.E., Fletcher, D.L. 2004. Detecting low levels of salmonellae from post-chill broiler carcasses. Foodinfo News Service.
Enrichment Ph Does Not Influence Salmonellae Recovery from Pre-Chill Broiler Carcasses Treated with Tsp - (Abstract Only)
Bourassa, D.V., Buhr, R.J., Fletcher, R.J., Berrang, M.E., Cason Jr, J.A. 2004. Enrichment ph does not influence salmonellae recovery from pre-chill broiler carcasses treated with tsp. [abstract] Poultry Science. 83(suppl.1):155.
Apparent Absence of Horizontal Transmission of Campylobacter among Caged Broiler Breeder Roosters - (Abstract Only)
Buhr, R.J., Cox Jr, N.A., Bailey, J.S., Wilson, J.L., Richardson, L.J., Cosby, D.E., Bourassa, D.V. 2004. Apparent absence of horizontal transmission of campylobacter among caged broiler breeder roosters. [abstract] Poultry Science. 83(suppl.1):103-104.
Incidence of Clostridium Perfringens in Egg Follicles of Broiler Breeder Hens - (Abstract Only)
Siragusa, G.R., Cox Jr, N.A., Bailey, J.S., Richardson, L.J., Buhr, R.J., Wilson, J.L., Hiett, K.L., Cosby, D.E., Bourassa, D.V. 2004. Incidence of Clostridium perfringens in egg follicles of broiler breeder hens. [abstract] Poultry Science. 83(suppl.1):73.
Improved Efficiency of Intact Crop Removal for Broiler Breeder Roosters and Hens During Manual Evisceration - (Abstract Only)
Buhr, R.J., Bourassa, D.V., Wilson, J.L., Fletcher, D.L. 2003. Improved efficiency of intact crop removal for broiler breeder roosters and hens during manual evisceration. [abstract] Poultry Science Association Meeting Abstract. 82(suppl.1):86.
Efficacy of Boiling Water Immersion for Collection of Separate External and Internal Microbiological Samples of Breeder Testes for Salmonella and Campylobacter Spp - (Abstract Only)
Buhr, R.J., Bailey, J.S., Cosby, D.E., Bourassa, D.V., Richardson, L.J., Musgrove, M.T. 2003. Efficacy of boiling water immersion for collection of separate external and internal microbiological samples of breeder testes for salmonella and campylobacter spp. [abstract] Poultry Science. 82(suppl.1):6.
Recovery of Campylobacter Jejuni in the Feces and Semen of Caged Broiler Breeder Roosters Following Three Routes of Inoculation - (Abstract Only)
Buhr, R.J., Wilson, J.L., Cox Jr, N.A., Musgrove, M.T., Richardson, L.J. 2002. Recovery of campylobacter jejuni in the feces, ceca, and semen from broiler breeder roosters following three routes of inoculation. [abstract] Poultry Science. 81(suppl.1):82.
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