Major causes of mastitis and associated risk factors in smallholder dairy farms in and around Hawassa, Southern Ethiopia

@article{Abera2011MajorCO,
  title={Major causes of mastitis and associated risk factors in smallholder dairy farms in and around Hawassa, Southern Ethiopia},
  author={Mesele Abera and Tadios Habte and Kassaye Aragaw and Kassahun Asmare and Desie Sheferaw},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
  year={2011},
  volume={44},
  pages={1175-1179}
}
A cross-sectional study was carried out from October 2008 to May 2009 in smallholder dairy farms in and around Hawassa to estimate the prevalence of mastitis, to isolate and characterize major bacterial pathogens, and to identify possible associated factors. The study involved a total of 201 milking cows randomly drawn from smallholder farms. The prevalence of clinical and subclinical mastitis was determined through clinical examination of the udder and using mastitis indicator paper (Bovivet… CONTINUE READING

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