Prevalence of staphylococcal species in four dairy herds.

  title={Prevalence of staphylococcal species in four dairy herds.},
  author={Jeffrey L. Watts and William E. Owens},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  volume={46 1},
The prevalence of staphylococcal species isolated from bovine mammary glands was determined in four dairy herds. Staphylococcus aureus and S hyicus were the predominant organisms isolated from cows in a herd with a bulk milk somatic cell count (SCC) greater than 900 X 10(3). One herd with a bulk milk SCC of 565 X 10(3) had a high incidence of S aureus while the predominant coagulase-negative species were S epidermidis and S hyicus. S hyicus predominated in two herds with bulk milk SCC less than… CONTINUE READING

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