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B-mode ultrasonographic exam of goats mammary glands for complementary mastitis diagnosis

Grant number: 12/09820-8
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: January 01, 2013 - December 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine
Principal Investigator:Wilter Ricardo Russiano Vicente
Grantee:Wilter Ricardo Russiano Vicente
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Marcus Antônio Rossi Feliciano


The diagnosis of mastitis is essential for the efficient control of mastitis infection in farm animals, thus the aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of B-mode ultrasonography for the diagnosis of the disease, allowing early treatment of animals. Will be used Saanen goats of reproductive age (2-5 years), divided into three groups: healthy animals (GS, n = 10), animals with asymptomatic mastitis (GA, n = 10) and goats with clinical mastitis (GC, n = 10). The animals will be subjected to specific examination of the udder. The milk will be subjected to microbiological analysis, CMT and screened mug test. Through the B-mode and Triplex Doppler will assess the sonographic features of the mammary tissue of animals and vascular indices will be determined. The data are expressed as means ± standard deviations, and subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA) and linear regression for correlation between the sonographic findings, clinical and microbiological data. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
SANTOS, V. J. C.; SIMPLICIO, K. M. M. G.; SANCHEZ, D. C. C.; ALMEIDA, V. T.; TEIXEIRA, P. P. M.; COUTINHO, L. N.; RODRIGUES, L. F. S.; OLIVEIRA, M. E. F.; FELICIANO, M. A. R.; VICENTE, W. R. R. Conventional and Doppler ultrasonography on a goat with gangrenous mastitis. Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, v. 66, n. 6, p. 1931-1935, DEC 2014. Web of Science Citations: 3.

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