Short communication: Outbreak of Nocardia neocaledoniensis mastitis in an Italian dairy herd.

@article{Pisoni2008ShortCO,
  title={Short communication: Outbreak of Nocardia neocaledoniensis mastitis in an Italian dairy herd.},
  author={G. Brambilla Pisoni and Cristina Locatelli and Loris Giovanni Alborali and Carlo Rosignoli and Silvana Allodi and Pietro Riccaboni and Vitina Grieco and Paolo Moroni},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2008},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={136-9}
}
Nocardia spp. are an uncommon cause of mastitis, and outbreaks have typically been reported in dairy farms with poor hygienic and management conditions. The outbreak described herein involved a dairy farm with 43 lactating cows that, after a long period with low bulk milk somatic cell counts (<180,000 cells/mL), experienced an increasing incidence of clinical mastitis with bulk milk somatic cell counts greater than 300,000 cells/mL. Fifteen mastitic quarters milk samples from 9 dairy cows were… CONTINUE READING