Shedding pattern of Staphylococcus aureus from bovine intramammary infections.


Twenty-one quarters of seven cows were experimentally infected with Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 29740) to study the shedding pattern in quarter milk samples. Of 991 consecutive quarter milk samples collected from infected quarters during the trial, 745 were positive for S. aureus by bacteriological culture. The sensitivity of a single quarter milk sample to… (More)