Mastitis due to Mycoplasma bovis in dairy cows

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    An outbreak of mastitis due to Mycoplasma in Spain is described. The disease was first diagnosed clinically based on the clinical symptoms and the lack of response to intramammary antibiotic treatment. Mycoplasmas were isolated and identified as M. bovis. Bacteriologial survey milk from all cows revealed that 37% were positive. Of these, the most clinically affected were sent to slaughter, while the others were milked last. This, together with vigorous desinfection, has kept the disease under control. However, a second bacteriological analysis revealed the appearance of 3 new cases among previously negative animals. The results owing to a third analysis are not known at the moment to send this work.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)430-436
    JournalMedicina Veterinaria
    Issue number7-8
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994


    • bovine
    • M. bovis
    • mastitis


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