Bacterial flora on the mammary gland skin of sows and in their colostrum
Nicole Kemper, Prof, Dr med vet; Regine Preissler, DVM
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Mammary-gland skin swabs and milk samples were analysed bacteriologically. All skin samples were positive, with 5.2 isolates on average, Staphylococcaceae being the dominant organisms. In 20.8% of milk samples, no bacteria were detected. Two isolates on average, mainly Staphylococcaceae and Streptococcaceae, were isolated from the positive milk samples.
Keywords: bacteria, colostrum, mammary gland, skin
Cite as: Kemper N, Preissler R. Bacterial flora on the mammary gland skin of sows and in their colostrum. J Swine Health Prod 2011;19(2):112-115.
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