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Emerging mastitis pathogens -
Vet World. 2009; 2(1): 38-39
Mastitis means inflammation of the parenchyma of the mammary
gland. Many infective agents have been implicated as causes of
mastitis. Worldwide, farmers have achieved tremendous success in
reducing the incidence of contagious mastitis by adopting the
traditional methods of mastitis control. The greatest impact of
these control measures has been on infections caused by the
contagious bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and
Streptococcus agalactia. But this success has not been
demonstrated for clinical mastitis caused by other agents.
Organisms such as coagulase negative Staphylococci,
environmental Streptococci, Mycoplasma spp and
Serratia spp have increasingly been isolated from dairy
herds that had low somatic cell counts.
Mastitis, Inflammation, Pathogen, Emerging, Mammary Gland,
Farmer, Clinical Mastitis, Contagious.