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Bovine mastitis therapy and why it fails : continuing education

J.H. Du Preez
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 71, No 3 | a714 | DOI: | © 2000 J.H. Du Preez | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 July 2000 | Published: 10 July 2000

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Treatment of bovine mastitis depends on the cause, the clinical manifestation and the antibiotic susceptibility of the agent. Mastitis therapy is commonly unsuccessful owing to pathological changes that occur in the udder parenchyma as a result of the inflammatory reaction to mastitogenic bacteria, pharmacokinetic properties of antimicrobial mastitis drugs, mastitogenic bacterial and related factors, and poor animal husbandry and veterinary interventions.


Infectious Bovine Mastitis; Mastitogenic Bacterial Factors; Mastitis Therapy; Pathological Udder Changes; Pharmacokinetic Properties; Poor Animal Husbandry


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