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Analysis of mammary gland according to results of CMT (California Mastitis Test) and bacteriological findings in secretion

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Author(s): Varatanović Nazif | Katica Amela | Mutevelić Tarik | Mlaćo Nadžida | Hamzić Edin

Journal: Veterinarski Glasnik
ISSN 0350-2457

Volume: 63;
Issue: 5-6;
Start page: 359;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: mastitis | California mastitis test | cow

ABSTRACT
Health control of the mammary gland was conducted comparing results of CMT (California Mastitis Test) and bacteriological findings of milk samples during one year. A total of 3863 secretion samples of mammary glands were collected. There were 85.3% matches for CMT and bacteriological findings. The most frequently isolated causative agents were: staphylococci (52.4%), streptococcus bacteria (23.5%), mixed infections (13.1%), and enterobacteria (10.3%). Secretions disorder and inflammations of mammary gland are most common for the warm period of the year, and very rare for the winter period. With permanent use of these two methods it is possible to obtain satisfactory results in order to get better milk production and health condition of the mammary gland. .
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