Diagnosing intramammary infections: evaluation of definitions based on a single milk sample.

@article{Dohoo2011DiagnosingII,
  title={Diagnosing intramammary infections: evaluation of definitions based on a single milk sample.},
  author={Ian R. Dohoo and Jason Smith and Schou Andersen and David F. Kelton and Sandra M. Godden},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2011},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={250-61}
}
Criteria for diagnosing intramammary infections (IMI) have been debated for many years. Factors that may be considered in making a diagnosis include the organism of interest being found on culture, the number of colonies isolated, whether or not the organism was recovered in pure or mixed culture, and whether or not concurrent evidence of inflammation existed (often measured by somatic cell count). However, research using these criteria has been hampered by the lack of a "gold standard" test (i… CONTINUE READING