Yeast mastitis outbreak in a Brazilian dairy herd

  • Geraldo Márcio da Costa Department of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Lavras
  • Ulisses de Pádua Pereira Department of Veterinary Medicine, Federal University of Lavras
  • Maria Aparecida Gomes Souza-Dias Department of Biology, Federal University of Lavras
  • Nivaldo da Silva Veterinary School of Federal University of Minas Gerais
Keywords: Candida spp.. Yeast mastitis. Treatment. Milking hygiene. Mastitis outbreak.

Abstract

 

This study aimed to describe an outbreak of bovine mastitis caused by yeast in a dairy herd located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Microbiological analysis of milk samples (106) of the infected mammary quarters of lactating cows showed that Corynebacterium bovis (43.48%) and yeasts from the genus Candida (29.35%) were the main agents isolated in the herd. C. albicans(33.34%), C. catenulate (22.23%) and C. glabrata (18.52%) were the species most commonly isolated. The high prevalence of yeast mastitis was associated with lack of training formilkers, repetitive intramammary treatment and poor teat hygiene prior to the intramammary infusion. Appropriate management measures, specific treatment with antifungal drugs and  removal of chronically infected animals were effective for the control of mastitis outbreak.

 

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Published
2012-06-06
How to Cite
Costa, G., Pereira, U. de, Souza-Dias, M. A., & Silva, N. da. (2012). Yeast mastitis outbreak in a Brazilian dairy herd. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 49(3), 239-243. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.v49i3p239-243
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