Bacterial genotype affects the manifestation and persistence of bovine Staphylococcus aureus intramammary infection

  • Haveri M
  • Taponen S
  • Vuopio-Varkila J
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Two-hundred seventeen Staphylococcus aureus isolates from 116 dairy cows with intramammary infections were analyzed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis to study the association between symptom severity, persistence of infection, and bacterial genotype. Among five main genotypes infecting 90% of the cows, one was associated with severe clinical symptoms but reduced persistence.

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  • M. Haveri

  • S. Taponen

  • J. Vuopio-Varkila

  • S. Salmenlinna

  • S. Pyörälä

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