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.