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Recovery of Mycoplasma agalactiae from mastitic goat milk.

Authors
  • DaMassa, A J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1983
Volume
183
Issue
5
Pages
548–549
Identifiers
PMID: 6684655
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An organism recovered from mastitic milk of a newly freshened goat was identified as Mycoplasma agalactiae. The number of mycoplasmas in the mammary secretions was 6.3 x 10(7) colony-forming units/ml, indicating active infection. This was the second recovery of M agalactiae in the United States, but in contrast to the previous isolate from the joint of a goat reported to be avirulent following experimental inoculation, the large concentration of M agalactiae from mastitic milk is evidence that it possesses pathogenic potential.

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