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Molecular detection of Mycoplasma bovis in bovine milk samples with clinical mastitis

Grant number: 13/00651-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2013
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Principal Investigator:Helio Langoni
Grantee:Bruna Churocof Lopes
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia (FMVZ). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil


Mastitis is the major disease of cattle for milk production and encumbering the producer and the dairy industry in the first case because the loss as production, and the second by the smallest industrial yield of dairy products. It is a multifactorial disease and has multiple etiology, including micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeasts, and algae. Among the micro-organisms are highlighted bacterial staphylococcus coagulase-positive (CPS) and negative (SCN), the main Staphylococcus aureus (SCP), and several species of SCN, all characterized as contagious, and Corynebacterium bovis. With high contagiousness has Mycoplasma spp, especially M. bovis important pathogen in other countries, however, little was studied in Brazil. It is intended, therefore, to evaluate the presence of M. bovis in bovine milk samples with clinical mastitis, from molecular techniques, in order to assess its importance as a pathogen in bovine mastitis.(AU)

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