Edward Malinowski

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Bovine mastitis due to unicellular, achlorophyllous algae of the genus Prototheca is a serious and complex ailment that accounts for high economic losses in the dairy industry. Bovine protothecal mastitis has been almost exclusively associated with only one species Prototheca zopfii. Recently, based on the 18S rDNA sequence analysis, P. zopfii has been(More)
The purpose of the study was to determine the etiological mastitis agents in cows from herds located in the western part of Poland in years 2003-2005. Bacteriological examinations of 18,713 samples taken from California Mastitis Test (CMT) positive quarters were performed according to standard methods. Some Gram-negative bacilli and Gram-positive cocci were(More)
The purpose of the study was to determine the in vitro susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) strains isolated from clinical and subclinical cases of mastitis to antimicrobial drugs. Antimicrobial sensitivity was tested by the disk diffusion method and performed according to NCCLS guidelines in the Mueller-Hinton(More)
Bovine mastitits caused by the colorless, yeast-like alga Prototheca zopfii is a serious and complex condition that results in heavy economic losses in the dairy industry, both through a substantial reduction in milk production and culling of infected animals. Based on the 18S rDNA sequence analysis, genotype-specific PCR assays have recently been developed(More)
The aim of the study was to determine the in vitro sensitivity of 161 Arcanobacterium pyogenes strains and 99 Escherichia coli strains isolated from the uteri of 312 cows with metritis/endometritis. Animals with pathological discharges were clinically diagnosed per rectum and per vaginum, and then swabs from the lumen of the uterus were aseptically(More)
The purpose of the study was determining the in vitro sensitivity of Streptococcus agalactiae, other Streptococcus sp., Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Escherichia coli, and Arcanobacterium pyogenes strains to antibiotics commonly used in veterinary praxis. These pathogens were isolated from cows with clinical or subclinical(More)
OBJECTIVES Bovine mammary protothecosis is a serious pathology that entails high economic losses in the dairy industry. The disease, the frequency of which has recently been increasing worldwide, is caused by unicellular, achlorophyllous, yeast-like algae of two species: Prototheca zopfii and Prototheca blaschkeae. The objective of this study was to(More)
Bovine mastitis caused by the yeast-like alga Prototheca zopfii represents a serious veterinary problem and may result in heavy economic losses to particular dairy farms. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the survival of 50 isolates of P. zopfii in milk subjected to different heat treatments and the survival of further 106 P. zopfii isolates after(More)
The comparison of some hormonal and biochemical blood indices in healthy cows (C) and cows affected with retained foetal membranes (RFM) or puerperal metritis (PM) was the aim of the study. Blood samples were taken between 12 and 24 h (RFM) or 8-10 d (PM) after calving. The progesterone, 17-β oestradiol, cholesterol, glucose, ketone bodies (KB) and free(More)
Udder inflammations, independently of significant losses in milk yield and alteration of its quality, can negatively affect cows' reproduction efficiency. Mastitis causes changes in many active constituents, both in milk and blood. Pathogenic changes in existing constituents and new active chemical compounds, generated during disease, can affect other(More)