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Coagulase-negative staphylococci are the main source of bovine mastitis in 71 heifers from Flemish dairy farms. The epidemiology and risk factors are discussed with special attention to udder quarters and individual heifer characteristics. A strategic approach for a problem farm is outlined. A...

Author(s)
Piepers, S.; Opsomer, G.; Supré, K.; Kruif, A. de; Vliegher, S. de
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ghent, Merelbeke, Belgium
Citation
Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift, 2009, 78, 1, pp 11-19
Abstract

A cross-sectional study on clinical mastitis, intramammary infection (IMI) and blind quarters was conducted on 50 smallholder dairy farms in Jimma, Ethiopia. A questionnaire was performed, and quarters of 211 cows were sampled and bacteriologically cultured. Risk factors at the herd, cow, and...

Author(s)
Tolosa, T.; Verbeke, J.; Ayana, Z.; Piepers, S.; Supré, K.; Vliegher, S. de
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2015, 120, 3/4, pp 306-312
Abstract

The chemokine (C-X-C motif) receptor 1 (CXCR1) gene encodes the homonymous receptor for interleukin 8 (IL8) on polymorphonuclear neutrophilic leucocytes (PMNL). Binding causes migration from blood to milk, activation and prolonged survival of PMNL, a crucial process in the innate immune defence of...

Author(s)
Verbeke, J.; Piepers, S.; Peelman, L.; Poucke, M. van; Vliegher, S. de
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Journal of Dairy Research, 2012, 79, 3, pp 341-351
Abstract

Prepartum intramammary treatment with antimicrobials of end-term dairy heifers has frequently been proposed as a practice to reduce the prevalence of intramammary infections (IMI) at calving. From a safety standpoint for both animal and administrator, systemic treatment is preferred. A clinical...

Author(s)
Passchyn, P.; Piepers, S.; Vliegher, S. de
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2013, 96, 10, pp 6324-6335
Abstract

Heifer mastitis is a disease that potentially threatens production and udder health in the first and subsequent lactations. In general, coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are the predominant cause of intramammary infection and subclinical mastitis in heifers around parturition, whereas ...

Author(s)
Vliegher, S. de; Fox, L. K.; Piepers, S.; McDougall, S.; Barkema, H. W.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Dairy Science, 2012, 95, 3, pp 1025-1040

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