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The Management Practices Associated With Prevalence and Risk Factors of Mastitis in Large Scale Dairy Farms in Thuringia-Germany 1: Environmental Factors Associated With Prevalence of mastitis

The Management Practices Associated With Prevalence and Risk Factors of Mastitis in Large Scale Dairy Farms in Thuringia-Germany 1: Environmental Factors Associated With Prevalence of mastitis

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dc.contributor.author Fadlelmoula, A.A
dc.contributor.author Swalve, H.H
dc.contributor.other Animal Genetics and Breeding en_US
dc.date 2007
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-10T06:58:09Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-10T06:58:09Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12-10
dc.date.submitted 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/17494
dc.description.abstract The present field study was conducted to investigate the factors that influence the udder health status of dairy cows in Thuringia-Germany. A total of 64542 udder quarter and whole milk samples of which 56950 were udder quarter samples and 7592 were whole milk samples, from 10741 dairy cows in 48 dairy farms in the state of Thuringia were collected and subjected to microbiological investigations. The prevalence of infection was 27.57% of the quarters and 49.59% of the whole milk samples. Staphylococcus aureus and Coagulase Negative Staphylococci (CNS) were the most frequently isolated contagious pathogens. Whereas, Streptococcus dysgalactiae and Esculin Positive Streptococci (EPS, environmental pathogens), showed a prevalence in the udder and udder quarter samples of 12.90/13.90% and 9.0/10.60% respectively. The study found that the risk of developing mastitis was increased when the attacking pathogen was contagious (p < 0.001; OR, 3.11), in small herds (p< 0.001; OR, 2.91) and in purchased heifers (p< 0.001; OR, 2.97). Cows in early stage of lactation as well as summer calving cows were at higher risk of developing mastitis (OR, 2.64 and 2.51 respectively). en_US
dc.publisher university of khartoum en_US
dc.subject Odds ratio, mastitis, risk factors, prevalence, dairy cows, contagious and environmental pathogens. en_US
dc.title The Management Practices Associated With Prevalence and Risk Factors of Mastitis in Large Scale Dairy Farms in Thuringia-Germany 1: Environmental Factors Associated With Prevalence of mastitis en_US
dc.type Publication en_US
dc.Faculty Animal Production en_US

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