Evaluation of antibiotic effectiveness against Staphylococcus aureus surviving within the bovine mammary gland macrophage.

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Bovine mastitis due to Staphylococcus aureus may become chronic and refractory to antibiotic therapy because of the organism's ability to survive within the mammary gland macrophages and/or polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs). Therefore, phagocytosis and killing of S. aureus by bovine udder macrophages, udder and blood neutrophils and blood monocytes were… (More)

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