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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2011 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 68-72
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2011.68.72  
Bovine Mastitis in Subtropical Dairy Farms, 2005-2009
Feng-Li Yang , Xiao-Shan Li , Bao-Xiang He , Yu-Lan Du , Gong-He Li , Bin-Bin Yang and Huang Qin-Hua
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of Clinical Mastitis (CM) and Subclinical Mastitis (SCM), isolation and identification of the major pathogens and test the antimicrobial resistance of milk bacterial isolates in subtropical dairy farms in Guangxi region (south of China) between 2005 and 2009. The average percentages of blind quarter(s) at cow and quarter level were 11.5 and 3.7%, respectively. The incidence of CM at cow and quarter level were 8.7 and 3.7%, respectively while that of SCM at cow and quarter level were 48.8 and 19%, respectively. A total of 105 and 56 microorganisms were isolated from the 109 CM and 67 SCM samples, respectively. The most common bacterial isolates from CM cases were S. aureus (29.5%), E. coli (25.7%) and C. neoformans (16.2%), however in SCM they were S. aureus (32.1%), CNS (19.7%) and St. agalactiae (17.9%). The antimicrobial sensitivity test indicated that all the antimicrobial agents (except for ampicillin) showed lower proportion of resistant isolates of all the isolated bacteria (except for C. neoformans), among the employed antimicrobials, Ruyanxiao showed the lowest proportion of resistant isolates.
How to cite this article:
Feng-Li Yang, Xiao-Shan Li, Bao-Xiang He, Yu-Lan Du, Gong-He Li, Bin-Bin Yang and Huang Qin-Hua, 2011. Bovine Mastitis in Subtropical Dairy Farms, 2005-2009. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 10: 68-72.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2011.68.72