This report describes an outbreak of Mycoplasma bovis mastitis affecting 45 cows in a herd of 122 dairy cattle in Northern Italy. Clinically, the outbreak was characterized by agalactia, multiple swollen and painless quarters, high milk somatic cell count and unresponsiveness to conventional antibiotic therapy. M. bovis was isolated from the milk samples of all the 32 affected cows tested and from the mammary tissue of three affected cows that underwent necropsy. No other pathogens were isolated from these samples. Lesions in two of the necropsied cows were characterized by mild chronic suppurative mastitis and galactophoritis. The other necropsied cow showed a chronic necrosuppurative and pyogranulamaous galactophoritis, a condition not previously associated with M. bovis. M. bovis was detected immunohistochemically in the lumen of the affected mammary ducts suggesting that ascending infection via the teat canal was the likely route of transmission. No other intralesional pathogens were demonstrated microscopically.
Outbreak of bovine clinical mastitis caused by Mycoplasma bovis in a North Italian herd / E. Radaelli, V. Castiglioni, M. Losa, V. Benedetti, R. Piccinini, R.A.J. Nicholas, E. Scanziani, M. Luini. - In: RESEARCH IN VETERINARY SCIENCE. - ISSN 0034-5288. - 91:2(2011 Oct), pp. 251-253.
|Titolo:||Outbreak of bovine clinical mastitis caused by Mycoplasma bovis in a North Italian herd|
RADAELLI, ENRICO (Corresponding)
CASTIGLIONI, VITTORIA (Secondo)
SCANZIANI, EUGENIO (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Clinical mastitis; Dairy cows; Immunohistochemistry; Mycoplasma bovis; Pyogranulomatous galactophoritis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/03 - Patologia Generale e Anatomia Patologica Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||ott-2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rvsc.2011.01.006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|