Bovine mastitis continues to pose a major economic challenge to the dairy industry worldwide. Critical to the management and control of this condition, is the need for prompt and accurate diagnosis in field conditions, therefore a search for more sensitive and reliable biomarkers is required. In this thesis, studies focused on assessing milk samples from cows with various forms of mastitis were undertaken with a view to identifying new biomarkers for bovine mastitis. Three acute phase proteins (APP); haptoglobin (Hp), mammary associated serum amyloid A3 (M-SAA3) and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured in milk samples from composite milk samples of all lactating cows in a commercial dairy herd, mastitis cases, submitted to a diagnostic laboratory and following an experimental mastitis challenge of cows with Streptococcus uberis. A new enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed for measuring Hp, while commercial ELISA assay kits were used to assay M-SAA3 and CRP. Other mastitis ...
Rapid identification of Bovine Mastitis pathogens by High Resolution Melt Analysis of 16S rDNA sequences CAHLN 2010 Praseeda Ajitkumar Jeroen De Buck Herman Barkema Department of Production Animal Health Background  Mastitis: persistent problem and the most expensive disease of dairy cows  Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are a frequent cause of bovine mastitis in many countries.  CNS are not identified further by species but are treated as a uniform group Identification of mastitis pathogens  Bacteriological culture- gold standard  PCR based assays- to complement or replace conventional identification methods  DNA sequencing High Resolution Melt (HRM)  Rapid molecular technique introduced in 2002  Generation of melting curves after PCR amplification  Based on differences in the thermal stability of DNA  Genotyping of several organisms (Chlamydia psittaci, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Mycobacterium tuberculosis , M. avium subsp.paratuberculosis (Castellanos et ...
A stratified random sample of 50 Ohio dairy herds, monitored for 1 year between March 1988 and May 1989, was used to estimate the component costs of clinical mastitis per cow-year overall and by organism, the component costs of an episode of clinical mastitis overall and by organism, and the incidence of clinical mastitis by organism. Each herd was visited monthly by a veterinarian who conducted on-farm interviews and completed standardized data-collection forms designed to elicit economic Show moreA stratified random sample of 50 Ohio dairy herds, monitored for 1 year between March 1988 and May 1989, was used to estimate the component costs of clinical mastitis per cow-year overall and by organism, the component costs of an episode of clinical mastitis overall and by organism, and the incidence of clinical mastitis by organism. Each herd was visited monthly by a veterinarian who conducted on-farm interviews and completed standardized data-collection forms designed to elicit economic information ...
Rapid and accurate identification of mastitis pathogens is important for disease control. Bacterial culture and isolate identification is considered the gold standard in mastitis diagnosis but is time consuming and results in many culture-negative samples. Identification of mastitis pathogens by PCR has been proposed as a fast and sensitive alternative to bacterial culture. The results of bacterial culture and PCR for the identification of the aetiological agent of clinical mastitis were compared. The pathogen identified by traditional culture methods was also detected by PCR in 98 per cent of cases indicating good agreement between the positive results of bacterial culture and PCR. A mastitis pathogen could not be recovered from approximately 30 per cent of samples by bacterial culture, however, an aetiological agent was identified by PCR in 79 per cent of these samples. Therefore, a mastitis pathogen was detected in significantly more milk samples by PCR than by bacterial culture (92 per cent ...
The present study was carried out to genotypically characterize Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) isolated from bovine mastitis cases. A total of 37 strains of S. aureus were isolated during processing of 552 milk samples from 140 cows. The S. aureus strains were characterized phenotypically, and were further characterized genotypically by polymerase chain reaction using oligonucleotide primers that amplified genes encoding coagulase (coa), clumping factor (clfA), thermonuclease (nuc), enterotoxin A (entA), and the gene segments encoding the immunoglobulin G binding region and the X region of protein A gene spa. All of the isolates yielded an amplicon with a size of approximately 1,042 bp of the clfA gene. The amplification of the polymorphic spa gene segment encoding the immunoglobulin G binding region was observed in 34 isolates and X-region binding was detected in 26 isolates. Amplification of the coa gene yielded three different products in 20, 10, and 7 isolates. The amplification of the ...
Researchers have discovered components of the bovine mastitis-causing bacterium, Streptococcus uberis that play a key role in the disease. This discovery could lead the way to finally developing a vaccine for this endemic disease, which costs UK farmers alone nearly £200M per year, requires the large scale use of antibiotics, causes pain to cows and dramatically reduces milk yield. A solution to this problem will be an important contribution to the future security of our food supply in the UK. The research is due to be published in Veterinary Research.. BBSRC-funded researcher Professor James Leigh and his team from The University of Nottingham, along with colleagues at the Institute for Animal Health and the University of Oxford, have discovered that Streptococcus uberis "" a major cause of bovine mastitis "" uses the enzyme SrtA to anchor at its surface the proteins required for it to cause disease. They have also identified the individual anchored proteins that are required for the bacterium ...
Effective mastitis control requires knowledge of the predominant pathogen challenges on the farm. In order to quantify this challenge, the aetiological agents associated with clinical mastitis in 30 milk-recording dairy herds in Ireland over a complete lactation were investigated. Standard bacteriology was performed on 630 pretreatment quarter milk samples, of which 56 per cent were culture-positive, 42 per cent culture-negative and 2 per cent contaminated. Two micro-organisms were isolated from almost 5 per cent of the culture-positive samples. The bacteria isolated were Staphylococcus aureus (23 per cent), Streptococcus uberis (17 per cent), Escherichia coli (9 per cent), Streptococcus species (6 per cent), coagulase-negative Staphylococci (4 per cent) and other species (1 per cent). A wide variety of bacterial species were associated with clinical mastitis, with S aureus the most prevalent pathogen overall, followed by S uberis. However, the bacterial challenges varied widely from farm to ...
Effective mastitis control requires knowledge of the predominant pathogen challenges on the farm. In order to quantify this challenge, the aetiological agents associated with clinical mastitis in 30 milk-recording dairy herds in Ireland over a complete lactation were investigated. Standard bacteriology was performed on 630 pretreatment quarter milk samples, of which 56 per cent were culture-positive, 42 per cent culture-negative and 2 per cent contaminated. Two micro-organisms were isolated from almost 5 per cent of the culture-positive samples. The bacteria isolated were Staphylococcus aureus (23 per cent), Streptococcus uberis (17 per cent), Escherichia coli (9 per cent), Streptococcus species (6 per cent), coagulase-negative Staphylococci (4 per cent) and other species (1 per cent). A wide variety of bacterial species were associated with clinical mastitis, with S aureus the most prevalent pathogen overall, followed by S uberis. However, the bacterial challenges varied widely from farm to ...
Five hundred herds were examined to determine the prevalence of subclinical mastitis in the British dairy herd. The prevalences of the various infections recorded were Streptococcus agalactiae 3.4 per cent of quarters, S dysgalactiae 1.1 per cent, S uberis 1.5 per cent and Staphylococcus pyogenes 8.1 per cent. There were regional differences in the prevalence of some of these pathogens. The national prevalence of subclinical mastitis as defined by the International Dairy Federation was 9.6 per cent of all quarters. Udder infections were less prevalent in herds where mastitis control measures were being used. The prevalence of infection also declined as the size of herd increased. However, as the uptake of mastitis control measures was greater in the larger herds it seems likely that the widespread use of control measures was the most important factor responsible for the relatively low prevalence of subclinical mastitis.. ...
Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of intramammary infections, which frequently become chronic, associated with the ability of the bacteria to produce biofilm. Here, we report a relationship between the ability to produce chronic bovine mastitis and biofilm formation. We have classified bovine mastitis S. aureus isolates into three groups based on the presence of particular genetic elements required for biofilm formation: group 1 (ica+ bap+), group 2 (ica+, bap negative), and group 3 (ica negative, bap negative). Overall, animals naturally infected with group 1 and 2 isolates had a lower milk somatic cell count than those infected with isolates of group 3. In addition, Bap-positive isolates were significantly more able to colonize and persist in the bovine mammary gland in vivo and were less susceptible to antibiotic treatments when forming biofilms in vitro. Analysis of the structural bap gene revealed the existence of alternate forms of expression of the Bap protein in S. aureus isolates ...
A reliable and rapid identification of S. aureus colonies in cultures from milk samples is a cornerstone in the control of S. aureus mastitis. The high specificity and sensitivity of the coagulase test (5) have made it a standard method for the identification of S. aureus in milk. However, only half of the S. aureus isolates are positive in this test after a 4-h incubation, and an overnight incubation is necessary to obtain reliable results (Table 2). This long incubation time represents an important drawback for diagnostic applications, and quicker methods would be preferable. β-Hemolysis also represents an important criterion for rapid presumptive identification of S. aureus in primary cultures. With regard to this criterion, the results of the present study are in complete agreement with previous studies from other veterinary laboratories showing that approximately one fifth to one fourth of the S. aureus isolates from bovine mastitis do not present any detectable beta-hemolytic activity in ...
The Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network (CBMRN) brings together the diverse expertise of numerous Canadian researchers and international collaborators within the framework of an ambitious research program. The outcome of this program provides the Canadian dairy industry with new tools and knowledge to improve udder health and milk quality, as well as to reduce the significant economic losses due to mastitis.
The Canadian Bovine Mastitis Research Network (CBMRN) brings together the diverse expertise of numerous Canadian researchers and international collaborators within the framework of an ambitious research program. The outcome of this program provides the Canadian dairy industry with new tools and knowledge to improve udder health and milk quality, as well as to reduce the significant economic losses due to mastitis.
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By: Michelle Arnold, DVM Printable Version. As we move to a new era of lower acceptable somatic cell levels, the prevention and control of mastitis takes on new importance. For many years, the contagious mastitis pathogens including Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae and Mycoplasma bovis were the focus of control measures primarily implemented in the milking parlor to stop the spread of these organisms from cow-to-cow. These contagious organisms often cause high individual somatic cell counts and ultimately high bulk tank somatic cell counts. As these high somatic cell count cows have been culled due to milk marketing regulations, the contagious pathogens are decreasing in prevalence and importance. Meanwhile, the environmental mastitis pathogens are becoming more important in many herds as the cause of clinical mastitis ("clinical"=visibly abnormal milk including the presence of clots, heat, pain, or swelling of a gland), especially in the first 100 days of lactation. Prevention of ...
Prediction of total quarter milk somatic cell counts based on foremilk sampling - Volume 76 Issue 3 - Olga Wellnitz, Marcus G Doherr, Marta Woloszyn, Rupert M Bruckmaier
Bovine mastitis: prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility profile and detection of genes associated with biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus
Presence of udder pathogens in vaccinated and not vaccinated cows. Proportions (%) of sampled cows having growth of different groups of udder pathogens (CNS coa
This guidance document informs the pharmaceutical industry of the types of data that will demonstrate that an antimicrobial bovine mastitis product is safe and effective for the cow.
ABSTRACT. Brito D.A.P., Oliveira I.S.S., Brito D.R.B. & Costa F.N. [Prevalency and etiology of dairy cattle mastitis in the Island of São Luís in the State of Maranhão, Brazil.] Prevalência e etiologia da mastite em bovinos leiteiros da Ilha de São Luís, estado do Maranhão, Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 36(4):389-395, 2014. Departamento de Desenvolvimento Educacional, Instituto Federal do Maranhão, Avenida dos Curiós, s/n, Vila Esperança, São Luís, MA 65095-460, Brasil. E-mail: [email protected] The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and etiology of bovine mastitis in the dairy region of the island of São Luís, Maranhão State. We examined 217 cows from 14 farms located in São Luís, Paço do Lumiar, São José de Ribamar and Raposa, using a strip cup and California Mastitis Test (CMT). Milk samples were collected from positive mammary quarters and subjected to microbiological analysis. Of 857 rooms mammary evaluated, 27 (3.12%) had ...
A cohort study of 67 suckler ewes from 1 farm was carried out from January to May 2010 to investigate associations between udder conformation, udder half milk somatic cell count (SCC), and lamb weight. Ewes and lambs were observed at lambing. Ewe health and teat condition and lamb health and weight were recorded on 4 to 5 further occasions at 14-d intervals. At each observation, a milk sample was collected from each udder half for somatic cell counting. Two weeks after lambing, ewe udder conformation and teat placement were scored. Low lamb weight was associated with ewe SCC ,400,000 cells/mL (−0.73kg), a new teat lesion 14 d previously (−0.91kg), suboptimal teat position (−1.38kg), rearing in a multiple litter (−1.45kg), presence of diarrhea at the examination (−1.19kg), and rearing by a 9-yr-old ewe compared with a 6-yr-old ewe (−2.36kg). High lamb weight was associated with increasing lamb age (0.21kg/d), increasing birth weight (1.65kg/kg at birth), and increasing number of days ...
Fulltext - Clinical and Subclinical Staphylococcus aureus Mastitis in Dairy Buffaloes: Disease Characteristics and Antibiotic Susceptibility Profiles of Isolates
Somatic cell count can be an indicator of animal performance and milk quality. As somatic cell count increases, milk yield and quality will decrease. A high somatic cell count is usually an indicator of an infection that has triggered an inflammatory response in the mammary gland. One common cause of high somatic cell
The diagnosis of intramammary infections is mostly based on somatic cell count (SCC) and bacteriological analysis. As an alternative, differential cell counting (DCC) could be a useful method, because it identifies changes in the relative cell populations before the in- crease in total cell number occurs. The aim of the study was to identify cytological parameters that could be used in the field to classify mammary quarters as healthy or diseased, comparing cyto-bacteriological results with DCC. Overall, 48 cows were randomly selected from 3 herds in Lombardy region of Italy. Herd A was characterized by the absence of contagious microorganisms; in herds B and C, the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus was 20 and 50%, respectively. Foremilk samples were aseptically collected from 188 quarters and submitted to bacteriological analysis, SCC, and DCC. For statistical analysis, the samples were clustered into 4 health groups, and DCC results were compared in each group. Ninety-six samples were ...
Staphylococci are the main pathogens responsible for mastitis in dairy sheep flocks. Implementation of a mastitis control program is an essential step in improving milk quality and disease prevention. One of the measures included in these control programs is vaccination. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of vaccinating against Staphylococcal mastitis (composed by a Staphylococcus aureus inactivated, expressing Biofilm strain.) on milk yield. The relationship between subclinical mastitis and milk yield is well described in the literature. Mastitis is strongly correlated with a decline in milk yield.. ...
In this investigation, some epidemiological studies were run on subclinical mastitis for totally 350 dairy cows of different breeds, ages and distributed in different villages in Assiut governorate, Assiut, Egypt, along a whole year (during the period from June 2006 till July 2007) through field screening surveys by using of the California mastitis test (CMT) for each quarter milk sample followed by bacteriological examination to identify the major causative agents of intramammary infection (IMI). The dairy cows were differed from the breed point of view as 230 Holstein Friesian breed and 120 native breed. Also, they were differed from the age point of view as a group of 95 cows aged from 2 to 4 years old and another group of 255 cow aged from 5 to 8 years old. All dairy cows were apparently healthy with clinically sound udder secreting apparently normal milk. All the cows lived nearly under the same conditions of breeding from the habitat, hygiene and feeding systems. The obtained results ...
Giri SN, Emau P, Cullor JS, Stabenfeldt GH, Bruss ML, Bondurant RH, Osburn BI (1990) Effects of Endotioxin Infusion on Circulating Levels of Eiconsanoids, Progesterone, Cortisol, Blucose and Lactic Acid, and Abortion in Pregnant Cows. Vet Microbiol 21: 211-231.. Hertl JA, Gröhn YT, Leach JDG, Bar D, Bennett GJ, González RN, Rauch BJ, Welcome FL, Tauer LW, Schukkens YH (2009) Effects of clinical mastitis caused by gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria ond other organisms on the probability of conception in New York State Holstein dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 93:1551-1560.. Lavon Y, Ezra E, Leitner G, Wolfenson D (2011) Association of conception rate with pattern and level of somatic cell count elevation relative to time of insemination in dairy cows. J Dairy Sci 94: 4538-4545.. Lavon Y, Leitner G, Voet H, Wolfenson D (2010) Naturally occurring mastitis effects on timing of ovulation and follicular and luteal growth in cows. J Dairy Sci 93: 911-921.. Loeffler SH, de Vries MJ, Schukken YH (1999) ...
Changes in Holstein cow milk and serum proteins during intramammary infection with three different strains of Staphylococcus aureus. . Biblioteca virtual para leer y descargar libros, documentos, trabajos y tesis universitarias en PDF. Material universiario, documentación y tareas realizadas por universitarios en nuestra biblioteca. Para descargar gratis y para leer online.
Introduction. When mastitis, due to host-adapted pathogens Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and Streptococcus agalactiae, (S. agalactiae) is misdiagnosed, the risk of more severe udder parenchymal damage increases. Longer periods of bacterial infection and shedding can create a prolonged window of opportunity for clinical mastitis to develop and for contagious transmission to occur (Lam 1996; Zadocks et al. 2002). In addition to dry-cow treatment, treatment of clinical mastitis forms part of most mastitis-control programmes (Swinkels, Hogeveen & Zadocks 2005).. Staphylococcus aureus mastitis is highly prevalent in South African dairy herds and is a costly disease (Petzer et al. 2009). According to Goodger and Ferguson 1987 and Zepeda et al. 1998, control of S. aureus mastitis through preventive measures, early detection, dry-cow treatment and culling of chronically infected animals can be economically profitable.. Determining the costs specific to a single disease-control programme requires ...
Teaching veterinary students in the field of mastitis and milk quality is another important task of the M-team. Time is spent on the theory on udder health and milk quality. As part of their training, final-year students need to visit dairy farms and analyze the udder health and milk quality status at the dairy farm. On each herd visit that is performed by the M-team, two final-year students enrolled in the training program ruminants accompany the attending M-team vet.. ...
By: Derek Nolan and Jeffrey Bewley Printable Version. The dry period is a very critical time for dairy cows. It is supposed to be a time for the cows to recuperate from the previous lactation and to get ready for the next lactation. Even though it is a break for the cow, the dry period can also be one of the busiest times for intramammary infections. Because the cow is not being milked, any pathogens in the udder are not being removed and, therefore, have the chance to multiply. This is the reason that dry cow treatment is so important. But are cows with a healthy udder at dry off in danger of contracting an intramammary infection during the dry period? Antimicrobial resistance is becoming a concern and is making the dairy industry rethink treating all cows at dry off, often termed blanket dry cow treatment, which is a very widely used protocol in mastitis management. As this concern grows, farmers are looking into selective dry cow treatment, or only treating problem cows, to cut down on ...
Staphylococcus aureus is a ubiquitous organism that causes a variety of diseases including mastitis in cattle and humans. High-level resistance of S. aureus to β-lactams conferred by a mecA gene encod
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The objective of this study was to characterize the changes in various metabolic parameters in blood and milk during IMI challenge with Escherichia coli (E. coli) for dairy cows during early lactation. Thirty, healthy primiparous Holstein cows were infused (h = 0) with ~20-40 cfu of live E. coli into one front mammary quarter at ~4-6 wk in lactation. Daily feed intake and milk yield were recorded. At -12, 0, 3, 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 96, 108, 120, 132, 144, 156, 168, 180 and 192 h relative to challenge rectal temperatures were recorded and quarter foremilk was collected for analysis of shedding of E. coli. Composite milk samples were collected at -180, -132, -84, -36, -12, 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, 132 and 180 h relative to challenge (h = 0) and analyzed for lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), somatic cell count, fat, protein, lactose, citrate, beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHBA), free glucose (fglu), and glucose-6-phosphate (G6P). Blood was collected at -12, 0, 3, 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, 60, 72, 84, 132 and
Citation: Kimura, K., Goff, J.P., Schmerr, M.J., Stabel, J.R., Inumaru, S., Yokomizo, Y. 2008. Activation of immune cells in bovine mammary gland secretions by zymosan-treated bovine serum. Journal of Dairy Science. 91(5):1852-1864. Interpretive Summary: The greatest risks of intramammary infection occur at the end of lactation and at the initiation of the next lactation. If we can activate neutrophils and lymphocytes during these periods of risk we may be able to reduce new intramammary infections during the dry period as well as at the initiation of the next lactation. Bovine serum, pre-treated with a yeast cell wall preparation (zymosan), was infused into one half of the mammary gland of 8 cows shortly after dry off. This treatment succeeded in activating both neutrophils and lymphocytes as evidenced by the expression of IFN-g and IL-8 in the cells obtained from the zymosan serum-infused quarters vs. saline infused quarters. Expression of these cytokines increased within 48 hours of infusion ...
Staphylococci are major pathogens in humans and animals and emerging antibiotic-resistant strains have further increased the importance of this health issue. The existence of a genetic basis of host response to bacterial infections has been widely documented but the underlying mechanisms and genes are still largely unknown. Previously, two divergent lines of sheep selected on their milk somatic cell count called high and low SCS lines, have been showed to be respectively more and less susceptible to intra mammary infections (IMI). Transcriptional profiling of milk somatic cells (MSC) of high and low SCS sheep infected successively by S. epidermidis and S. aureus was performed to provide enhanced knowledge about the genetic basis of differential host response to IMI with Staphylococci. Gene expression in MSC of high and low SCS sheep collected 12h post-challenge was performed on a 15K gene ovine oligoarray (Agilent). MSC were mainly neutrophils. The high number of differentially expressed genes between
A number of key management issues need to be addressed to maintain udder health. These include fly control, correct nutrition, personnel training, sterilisation, servicing the milking machine, and the identification of problem animals. "Flies play a significant role in poor udder health. They are efficient vectors of disease and can transmit mastitis-causing bacteria (mastitogens) such as Staphyloccocus aureus, E. coli and Streptococcus uberis. They also cause irritation and the continued stress results in reduced milk production and an increase in the SCC. Biting flies can cause irritable reaction and stress with accompanying udder health problems. They may transmit diseases such as anaplasmosis and Rift Valley fever," says Dr Turner. Fly problems are preventable and fly management should be part of any udder health programme. Best management practices include cleanliness, good drainage and the constant removal of manure and organic matter from around the parlour and calf rearing areas to ...
The aim of the first study was to evaluate the effects of suckling and subsequent weaning after a nursing period of 9 weeks in foster cows with previous high somatic cell count (SCC) on their saleable milk yield (total milk minus discarded milk due to a high California Mastitis Test score), milk composition, udder health and behaviour during milking. Seven foster cows (calves suckling) and seven control cows (with no calves suckling) were used in the experiment. Four alien calves had suckled each foster cow for 9 weeks and the calves were free to suckle at any time.. Behavioural observations were made during afternoon milking and milk samples were taken at 0, 1, 2, 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21 and 24 days after weaning. The saleable milk yield of the foster cows was significantly lower than the control cows during the first ten days after weaning. One day after weaning, the foster cows moved significantly more during milking and vocalizations were recorded (as yes or no) in five foster cows while none ...
Staphylococcus aureus is a major human and animal pathogen that can cause a variety of diseases. The exported α-toxin ( hla ) is an important..
Mastitis je još uvek najučestalije i najskuplje obolenje na mlečnim farmama. Promene u genetici, ishrani, aparatima za mužu i načinu držanja krava utiču na učestalost pojave subkliničkih i kliničkih mastitisa. Staphylococcus aureus izaziva subkliničke i kliničke forme mastitisa, koje mogu u akutnoj formi da izazovu teške, maligne mastitise u vidu granulaomatoznih i nekrotičnih promena. Hronične forme stafilokoknog mastitisa uglavnom prolaze kao subklinički oblici obolenja mlečne žlezde. Sprečavanje prodora patogenog uzročnika u mlečnu žlezdu, njegovo naseljavanje i razmnožavanje, nameću stalnu potrebu za redovnim kontrolama mleka kao i preduzimanje preventivnih i terapijskih mera u cilju smanjenja nastanka mastitisa. Moderan pristup suzbijanju i kontroli mastitisa je imnunoprofilaksa koja je usmerena na pronalaženje efikasnih vakcina protiv nekih najčešćih uzročnika mastitisa. U našem radu koristili smo autohtonu vakcinu koju smo pripremili od S. aureus-a ...
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Hemolytic streptococci produce more or less severe inflammations of the udders of cows. Frequently infected quarters are swollen, firm, hot, and tender. In a number of instances it has not been possible to detect gross changes in the mammary gland.. The streptococci isolated from the invaded quarters have produced clear zones of hemolysis immediately surrounding the colonies when cultivated in horse blood agar plate cultures. The hemolytic zone has varied from a clear, narrow band up to zones 1.7 to 2 mm. wide.. When the streptococci are classified according to their action upon carbohydrates, they fall into two broad groups: the larger consists of nineteen strains fermenting dextrose, lactose, saccharose, maltose, and salicin; and a smaller number comprising ten species produces acid in dextrose, lactose, saccharose, and maltose and fails to ferment salicin. One of the non-salicin-fermenting strains did not attack saccharose. In no instance was acid production noted in raffinose, inulin, or ...
Case-control study of risk factors for clinical mastitis in postpartum dairy heifers.: A case-control study was carried out to evaluate risk factors for clinica
The present field study was conducted in collaboration with the center of agriculture in Thuringia to investigate the factors that influence the udder health status of dairy cows in Thuringia. During the period of the study which was extended from June 1998 through April 2000, 64542 udder quarter and composite milk samples from 10741 dairy cows in 48 dairy farms were collected and subjected to microbiological investigations. Pathogens isolated were classified into two groups, namely: contagious, environmental. The relevant performance data were obtained from the national data center (VIT) at Verden. Management and hygienic data were obtained from the farm by a questionnaire. The three sources data were merged into one data set . Suitable statistical models were selected to test the effect of environmental, management and hygienic factors on infection rate, SCC and daily milk yield. The results show consistent significant effect of the studied factors and independent on their classes on the ...
Mastitis is an inflammation of the mammary gland typically caused by bacterial infection. It is an endemic disease in the UK, affecting up to 7% of ewes each year. Ewe health is affected by pain, loss of udder function, premature culling and sudden death, while lamb growth rates are affected by the reduction in milk yield. Mastitis has farm sustainability as well as welfare and health implications, with costs to the UK Texel sheep industry alone estimated in excess of £120 million/annum.. Transmission of bacteria causing intramammary infections can be from ewe to ewe or from the environment, and individual strains can persist within a flock for a number of years. Within flock transmission routes have not yet been fully characterised and understanding these will be key to developing effective managements to control mastitis.. The first stage of work will look at the following hypotheses: ...
Pan and core genome analysis revealed the core genome common to all strains to be 1,550 genes in 1,509 orthologous clusters, complemented by 115-246 accessory genes present in one or more S. uberis strains but absent in the reference strain 0140J. Most of the previously predicted virulent genes were present in the core genome of all 13 strains but gene gain/loss was observed between the isolates in CDS associated with clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPRs), prophage and bacteriocin production. Experimental challenge experiments confirmed strain EF20 as non-virulent; only able to infect in a transient manner that did not result in clinical mastitis. Comparison of the genome sequence of EF20 with the validated virulent strain 0140J identified genes associated with virulence, however these did not relate clearly with clinical/non-clinical status of infection ...
Both environmental or contagious bacteria, CNS, E. coli and S. aureus are the pathogens more commonly found. These results emphasize once again the importance of implementing mastitis control plans for the control of milk quality and suggest that vaccination for the prevention of mastitis by these pathogens can be a real asset as an additional tool in a mastitis control plan in the Azorean dairy herds.. ...
Meta-Analysis of Transcriptional Responses to Mastitis-Causing Escherichia coli. . Biblioteca virtual para leer y descargar libros, documentos, trabajos y tesis universitarias en PDF. Material universiario, documentación y tareas realizadas por universitarios en nuestra biblioteca. Para descargar gratis y para leer online.
Smallholder dairying activity in Tanzania provides households with an important source of income, but production is still limited. (Sub)clinical mastitis is commonly found among dairy cows and udder and teat lesions have been observed as a possible risk factor. This study aims to describe lesions in more detail, discussing their ... read more possible importance as a risk factor for subclinical mastitis based on CMT results. Forty-five productive dairy cows on twenty-six different farms in Arusha region have been investigated. While skin abnormalities were common, the majority does not impair the skin or cause pain and discomfort such that cows would resist milking. However, they may still play a role in colonization of udder and teat skin by common contagious pathogens and transmission between cows. In addition, hygiene status is inadequate in 87.0% of cows, suggesting contamination of cows teats from the environment happens regardless of udder conformation and the presence of lesions. show ...
As stated previously, the current U.S. legal limit, set by the National Conference of Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS), is 750,000 cells per milliliter. However, most research suggest that a normal SCC at the cow level is less than 200,000 cells per milliliter (linear score 4), and hence this is the threshold above which cows are deemed to have subclinical mastitis. Cows that have multiple successive SCCs greater than 200,000 cells per milliliter are considered chronically infected. Therefore, analyzing the percentage of the herd greater than 200,000 cells per milliliter and those chronically above 200,000 cells per milliliter is one way of monitoring udder health in a herd (see Figure 1).. In Figure 1, cows in the upper left quadrant had an SCC less than 200,000 cells per milliliter on the previous test but now have an SCC above 200,000 cells per milliliter, suggesting that they have new intramammary infection (IMI). Cows in the upper right quadrant had an SCC greater than 200,000 cells per ...