Susceptibility to cephalosporins of bacteria causing intramammary infections in dairy cows with a high somatic cell count in Germany

Mastitis is probably the most common cause for the antibiotic treatment of lactating dairy cows. Cephalosporins and other β-lactams are the most commonly used antimicrobial drugs used to treat bovine mastitis. The first objective of this study was to investigate the in vitro susceptibility of bacteria isolated from cows with elevated somatic cell count (SCC) to first (cefalonium, cefapirin) and fourth (cefquinome) generation cephalosporins. The data was also used to evaluate regional differences.

Effective udder health management and high milk production can be obtained with low antimicrobial consumption

This Belgian study collected the antimicrobial usage of a convenience sample of 57 Belgian dairy herds with an average of 69 lactating cows per herd. Data were collected by using the "garbage can audit"", asking the farmers to throw away all empty drug vials and tubes used to treat adult dairy cattle into these cans. This method is considered the most reliable for this pupose, as it reduces mistakes in registration of drug administration and at the same time allows between-herd comparison and identification of risk factors.

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