Interpretation of bacteriological culture

Bacteriological culture of milk samples

The pathogens responsible for clinical and subclinical cases of mastitis that are most commonly observed are:

  • "Contagious" pathogens:Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae and Mycoplasma spp.
  • Environmental "pathogens": non-agalactiae streptococci: Streptococcus uberis, Streptococcus dysgalactiae, Enterococcus faecalis and other streptococci; coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) and coliform bacteria (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterobacter aerogenes).