Association between an outbreak strain causing mycoplasma bovis mastitis and its asymptomatic carriage in the herd: a case study from Idaho, USA.

@article{Punyapornwithaya2010AssociationBA,
  title={Association between an outbreak strain causing mycoplasma bovis mastitis and its asymptomatic carriage in the herd: a case study from Idaho, USA.},
  author={Veerasak Punyapornwithaya and Lawrence K. Fox and Dale D. Hancock and John M. Gay and J. Richard Alldredge},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={93 1},
  pages={66-70}
}
The objective of this study was to determine the association between mycoplasma mastitis and colonization of mycoplasma organisms at body sites of asymptomatic carriers. The investigation was done in a dairy herd with a first outbreak of mycoplasma mastitis. Milk and swab solution specimens from accessible mucosal surfaces of body sites from cows and replacements were sampled at quarterly intervals (Herd Samplings 1-4). Samples were cultured and Mycoplasma spp. were isolated, speciated and… CONTINUE READING

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