reply to post by debris765nju
The bacteria you referenced has been known to cause some anxiety in the Saskatchewan area.
It is related to Botulism, C. Difficile, (which patients have been infectected in many of the nursing homes and hospitals in the Saskatchewan area) as
well as the most scary one (to me) C.Tetani. If the latter should evole it would cause the most horrible death.
I was told of a man who had been infected with C.Tetani in Arkansas. One of the doctors who treated the patient had said that it was probably one of
the most painful deaths he had witnessed. Strait up scary.
A close cousin of this bacteria is used in Ethanol production. Clostridium thermocellum.
Another relative of this bacteria is C. ljungdahlii, this was discovered in chicken waste down in Arkansas with scientists employed with Tyson
It is also used in the production of Ethanol.
There are a number of Ethanol plants being built in Saskatchewan as we speak. I worked on one in between Moose Jaw and Regina by Saskferco the
fertilizer plant. I wonder if this as any connection to the heifer, that is the bacteria used in Ethanol production.
There have been various meeting in Saskatchewan in relation to Ethanol production as Saskatchwan would benefit from this industry. The concerns are
being addressed though the UofS. One concern is as follows below:
"The study also highlights the large supporting sector of the highly-respected research community, and a number of early-stage companies in
Saskatchewan working in the areas of immunology and vaccines. It discusses assets such as the Canadian Light Source Synchrotron, the Vaccine and
Infectious Disease Organization, and the National Research Council's Plant Biotechnology Institute, among others."
We have yet to explore all of the scenarios wrapped up in Ethanol production.
In relation to the dead cow, if evidence comes to light concerning this family of bacteria it would be interesting.
Just for the record there have been many "mutilations" like this in Arkansas as well.
There maybe some interest in this bacteria by different health organizations such as the CDC and Canadian Health and Welfare, Canadian Ag., and the
Canadian Ethenol people.
[edit on 24-5-2008 by whiteraven]