R T Hodges

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Mastitis caused by the colourless alga Prototheca zopfii was diagnosed in 17 of 120 cows in a dairy herd. Infection occurred in animals varying from 3-14 years old and was present in one to four quarters of each cow. Nine cases were associated with clinical mastitis characterised by the presence in milk of flakes or small clots. Somatic cell counts(More)
Attempts were made to recover and serologically identify Yersinia pseudotuberculosis from the faeces of groups of nine to twenty clinically healthy cattle eight to thirteen months old on each of 50 farms in the northern part of New Zealand. Yersinia pseudotuberculosis was recovered from 134 (26.3%) of 509 faeces samples from cattle on 42 (84%) farms and(More)
Attempts were made to identify 900 species of staphylococci or micrococci recovered from samples of bovine milk examined for mastitis pathogens. The presence and identity of haemolysins was recorded together with results of disc diffusion antibiotic sensitivity tests. The occurrence of clinical mastitis was also noted and somatic cell counts (SCC) were(More)
Fifty-one calves were divided into six trial groups of seven to eleven animals and vaccinated with a commercial leptospiral vaccine containing serovars pomona and hardjo. Vaccinations were given at 6,7,14 or 21 months of age and animals in various groups were vaccinated on one to four occasions. Antibody responses were determined by the microscopic(More)
The prevalence of Bordetella bronchiseptica in the nasal cavity of pigs and the in-vitro sensitivity of isolates to a variety of antimicrobial agents was investigated. B. Bronchiseptica was recovered from 372 nasal swabs collected from 1000 (37.2%) pigs slaughtered at 20-30 weeks old at an abattoir. The swabs were collected from groups of 5-206 pigs derived(More)
Attempts were made to recover and serologically identify mycoplasmas from the lungs of 50 pigs with mycoplasmal pneumonia and from 50 lungs without gross evidence of pneumonia. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and M. hyorhinis were respectively cultured from 30% and 50% of pneumonic lungs and the former species was also recovered from 12% of non-pneumonic lungs.(More)