Infectious aetiologies of mastitis on Korean dairy farms during 2008.

  title={Infectious aetiologies of mastitis on Korean dairy farms during 2008.},
  author={H M Nam and Jun Man Kim and Suk Kyung Lim and Ki Chang Jang and Suk Chan Jung},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  volume={88 3},
The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of different mastitis pathogens in 1255 milk samples collected from 368 lactating cows on 24 dairy farms in Korea during 2008. The proportion of cows and quarter milk samples having SCC200,000 cells/ml, an indicator of udder infection, was 54.3% (200/368 cows) and 35.5% (446/1255 samples), respectively. Of the 446 milk samples subjected to bacteriological examination, 16.5% (74) showed no bacterial growth and 3.5% (16) were contaminated… CONTINUE READING

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