Barbara Payne, James Bradley, Emily Coombes, Emma Lusby, Katherine Mining, Caroline Hunt and Andrew Bradley

Introduction - Mastitis bacteriology results at QMMS were reviewed from 2010-13 to report the main causes of clinical and subclinical (high cell count) mastitis. The causes of mastitis were very diverse, with more than 100 different pathogens (mainly bacteria) identified, although these were predominantly environmental pathogens with 'contagious' pathogens isolated in just over 10% of submitted samples

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