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Control of new intramammary infection at calving by prepartum teat dipping.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3900159     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cows were subjected to teat dipping in a commercial iodophor germicide twice daily for at least 7 days immediately before calving to assess efficacy of the practice in reducing new intramammary infection at calving. In a cold season and in a warm season, groups of about 35 cows successively calving were treated and were compared with similarly sized and selected control groups. There were no advantages for teat dipped over control cow groups for incidence of new intramammary infections at calving, for new infections that persisted for longer than 14 days after calving, or for new infections that required antibiotic therapy. Incidence of new infection in warm weather (27.3% of quarters) was twice that in cool weather (13.6%). The most frequently isolated pathogens were coagulase-negative staphylococci and Streptococcus uberis. Staphylococcus aureus infections were most likely to persist into the new lactation (83%) than were infections by other pathogens (38 to 57%).
Authors:
W D Schultze
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of dairy science     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0022-0302     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Dairy Sci.     Publication Date:  1985 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-20     Completed Date:  1985-11-20     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985126R     Medline TA:  J Dairy Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2094-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Cattle
Disinfection / methods*
Escherichia coli / isolation & purification
Female
Mammary Glands, Animal / microbiology*
Mastitis, Bovine / prevention & control*
Obstetric Labor Complications / prevention & control,  veterinary*
Pregnancy
Staphylococcus / isolation & purification
Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification
Sterilization / methods*
Streptococcus / isolation & purification

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