Effect of abrasion of teat orifice epithelium on development of bovine staphylococcal mastitis.

@article{Myllys1994EffectOA,
  title={Effect of abrasion of teat orifice epithelium on development of bovine staphylococcal mastitis.},
  author={Vesa Myllys and Tuula Honkanen-Buzalski and Hilkka Virtanen and Satu Py{\"o}r{\"a}l{\"a} and Hans Peter Mueller},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1994},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={446-52}
}
The predisposing effect of teat damage on mastitis caused by staphylococci and the pathogenicity of Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus hyicus, and Staphylococcus epidermidis were investigated with an experimental model. The study included three experiments in which the teat canal orifice of 5 cows was slightly abraded. Experimental and control quarters were challenged with a staphylococcal suspension, and the status of the quarters was monitored. Virulence of the staphylococcal strains was… CONTINUE READING