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The host-pathogen interaction of ecologically diverse coagulase-negative staphylococci in bovine mastitis, with a focus on prolactin

The goal of this doctoral dissertation is to describe host-pathogen interactions between heifers and ecologically diverse CNS species and strains, in order to explain the dichotomy between host-adapted and environmental CNS. In light of the apparent increased milk yield in CNS-infected cows, the role of prolactin was also examined, as a potential autocrine lactation hormone and immunomodulatory factor.

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