Isolation of Mycoplasma bovis from bovine clinical mastitis cases in Northern Greece

G. Filioussis, G. Christodoulopoulos, A. Thatcher, V. Petridou, E. Bourtzi-Chatzopoulou

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Abstract

Mycoplasma bovis was detected in 18/219 (8.2%) quarter milk samples collected from cases of bovine clinical mastitis in Northern Greece between November 1997 and March 1999. The cases occurred in 2/37 (5.4%) of the herds examined. The micro-organism was isolated from bulk milk samples (BTS) from the two positive herds but was not isolated from 111 composite milk samples collected from clinically healthy cows from all 37 herds. Isolates were identified as M. bovis by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay. Other micro-organisms were also isolated from the M. bovis positive samples. The M. bovis-positive cows had all been imported into Greece from other European countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Journal
Volume173
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bovine
  • Greece
  • Mastitis
  • Mycoplasma bovis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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