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Mastitis Research 
Dairy farmers face many challenges – including a disease that threatens their cattle and the quality of their milk. AgResearch and Extension team up with producers to fight this problem.


 

Recent Publications

Phenotypic and genetic characterization of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from cases of bovine mastitis.  Kerro Dego, O., B. E. Gillespie, and S. A. Staley.  2016.  In: Proceedings of Comparative & Experimental Medicine and Public Health Research Symposium, p 7, May 23 – 24, 2016, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

Experimental bovine Staphylococcus aureus mastitis teat dip challenge model.  Kerro Dego, O., P. A. Pacha-Becerra, B. E. Gillespie, and R. A. Almeida.  2016.  Proceedings of Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, December 4 - 6, 2016, Chicago, IL.

Identification and Characterization of Virulence Factors of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Cases of Bovine Mastitis.  Kerro Dego, O., R. A. Almeida, B. E. Gillespie, and S. P. Oliver.  2016.  Proceedings of NMC 55th Annual Meeting, p 164, January 31 – February 2, Glendale, Arizona.

Current Concepts in Bovine Mastitis National Mastitis Council  2016.  National Mastitis Council, 5th edition, member of writing committee.

Perceived mastitis costs and milk quality management practices among Southeastern United States dairy producers.  Nolan, D. T, C. Blakely, P. D. Krawczel, C. S. Petersson-Wolfe, G. M. Pighetti, A. Stone, S. Ward, and J. M. Bewley.  2016.  Journal of Dairy Science.

Mastitis, Antibiotics and Production of High Quality Milk.  Oliver, S. P., O. Kerro Dego, and R. A. Almeida.  2016.  Proceedings of National Mastitis Council, p 50, 55th meeting January 31 – February 2, 2006, Glendale, Arizona.

Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant. 'Mastitis Equipment'.  Prado, M. E.  2016.  Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant..

Phenotypic and genetic characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from cases of bovine mastitis.  S. A. Staley, B. E. Gillespie, and O. Kerro Dego.  2016.  The Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA).

Protective effect of anti-SUAM antibodies on Streptococcus uberis mastitis Almeida, R. A., O. K. Dego, M. E. Prado, S. I. Headrick, M. J. Lewis, L. J. Siebert, G. M. Pighetti, and S. P. Oliver.  2015.  Journal of Veterinary Research, 46:133.

Role of Streptococcus uberis adhesion molecule in the Pathogenesis of Streptococcus uberis mastitis Almeida, R. A., O. Kerro Dego, S. I. Headrick, M. J. Lewis, B. E. Gillespie, and S. P. Oliver.  2015.  Veterinary Microbiology, 179:332-5.

Identification and characterization of virulence factors of staphylococcus aureus isolates from cases of bovine mastitis.  Dego, O. K., R. A. Almeida, and S. P. Oliver.  2015.  Proceedings of Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, P 8, December 6 – 8, Chicago, I.

Vaccine against Streptococcus uberis Mastitis: Current and Future Directions.  Dego, O. K., R. A. Almeida, S. I. Headrick, and S. P. Oliver.  2015.  In: Proceedings of Comparative & Experimental Medicine and Public Health Research Symposium, p 15, May 18 – 19, 2015, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.