Type

Journal Article

Authors

Michael L. Doherty
Finola C Leonard
Anne M Healy
Damien J. Barrett

Subjects

Veterinary

Topics
prevalence republic of ireland pathogens somatic cell count staphylococcus aureus dairy streptococcus uberis mastitis

Prevalence of pathogens causing subclinical mastitis in 15 dairy herds in the Republic of Ireland. (2005)

Abstract : Milk samples from 285 cows in 15 dairy herds were collected for bacteriological analysis. Cows were selected on the basis of a somatic cell count (SCC) exceeding 200,000 cells per ml at the three most recent milk recordings prior to sampling. Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus uberis were the predominant isolates accounting for 21% (n = 61) and 19% (n = 53) of isolates, respectively. Streptococcus uberis was more frequently isolated from split-calving herds than from spring-calving herds and this difference was statistically significant (P < 0.005). Herds with suboptimal housing had a significantly greater prevalence of S. uberis than did herds where housing was adequate (P < 0.005). The isolation rates for S. aureus was significantly greater in herds where parlour hygiene was suboptimal (P < 0.05).
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Full list of authors on original publication

Michael L. Doherty, Finola C Leonard, Anne M Healy, Damien J. Barrett

Experts in our system

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Michael L. Doherty
Teagasc
Total Publications: 119
 
2
F C Leonard
Teagasc
Total Publications: 36
 
3
Damien J. Barrett
Teagasc
Total Publications: 23