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Accurate identification of mastitis pathogens is often compromised when using conventional culture-based methods. Here, we report a novel, rapid assay tested for speciation of bacterial mastitis pathogens using high-resolution melt analysis (HRMA) of 16S rDNA sequences. Real-time PCR amplification...

Author(s)
Praseeda Ajitkumar; Barkema, H. W.; Buck, J. de
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2012, 155, 2/4, pp 332-340
Abstract

In this paper, we analyzed a very large field data set on intramammary infections (IMI) and the associated somatic cell count (SCC) in dairy cows. The objective of the study was to analyze the impact of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) IMI on cow SCC, both mean and variability, and on the...

Author(s)
Schukken, Y. H.; González, R. N.; Tikofsky, L. L.; Schulte, H. F.; Santisteban, C. G.; Welcome, F. L.; Bennett, G. J.; Zurakowski, M. J.; Zadoks, R. N.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2009, 134, 1/2, pp 9-14
Abstract

When designing mastitis-prevention and control programs, it is important to know the level of adoption of mastitis-prevention management practices and control programs and the herd-level prevalence of contagious mastitis pathogens. Our objectives were to estimate: (1) adoption of recommended...

Author(s)
Riekerink, R. G. M. O.; Barkema, H. W.; Scholl, D. T.; Poole, D. E.; Kelton, D. F.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2010, 97, 1, pp 20-28

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