Staphylococcus aureus and bovine mastitis: recent findings

As Staphylococcus aureus genotype B is shed in milk and maybe delivered to the dairies, this genotype is expected to be also observed in cheese, particularly if raw milk cheese is prepared.

Bovine mastitis is a very common disease in dairy herds worldwide. In Switzerland, the incidence density is 32.7 cases per 100 cow years (Stärk et al., 1997), resulting in total costs of about CHF 130 Mio. per year (Heiniger et...

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