Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in dairy sheep.

@article{Vautor2005NasalCO,
  title={Nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in dairy sheep.},
  author={Eric Vautor and Georgette Abadie and J-M Guibert and Nathalie Chevalier and Michel P{\'e}pin},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={106 3-4},
  pages={235-9}
}
The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage of dairy sheep in farms producing cheeses manufactured with raw ewe's milk. The study showed that 29% of ewes carried S. aureus in their nares. The genetic diversity of the 136 isolates recovered from the anterior nares of the ewes, from the ambient air of the milking parlour and from cheeses was investigated using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) of DNA SmaI digests. The genotyping results… CONTINUE READING

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