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Abstract

Dairy heifers represent the future of a dairy herd, and are expected to freshen with a healthy and well-developed udder, capable of producing an optimal amount of high quality milk. A high proportion of heifers have infected mammary quarters at calving, with coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS)...

Author(s)
Piepers, S.; Vliegher, S. de; Kruif, A. de; Opsomer, G.; Barkema, H. W.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2009, 134, 1/2, pp 113-120
Abstract

Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are a common cause of subclinical mastitis in dairy cattle. The CNS inhabit various ecological habitats, ranging between the environment and the host. In order to obtain a better insight into the host response, an experimental infection was carried out in...

Author(s)
Author, K. P.; Verbeke, J.; Visscher, A. de; Piepers, S.; Haesebrouck, F.; Vliegher, S. de
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Research, 2016, 47, 56, pp (12 May 2016)
Abstract

Risk factors for intramammary infections caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci, contagious major pathogens and environmental major pathogens in early lactating heifers were evaluated at the herd, heifer and quarter levels. In total, 764 quarters of 191 dairy heifers in 20 randomly selected...

Author(s)
Piepers, S.; Peeters, K.; Opsomer, G.; Barkema, H. W.; Frankena, K.; Vliegher, S. de
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2011, 99, 2/4, pp 91-101