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Vet J. 2011 Dec;190(3):403-7. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2010.11.022. Epub 2010 Dec 21.

Strains of Staphylococcus aureus and pathology associated with chronic suppurative mastitis in rabbits.

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Department of Producción Animal, Sanidad Animal y Ciencia y Tecnología de los Alimentos (Histología y Anatomía Patológica), Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, Edificio Seminario s/n, 46113 Moncada, Valencia, Spain.

Abstract

Staphylococcal mastitis is one of the main reasons for culling adult does from commercial rabbitries. The aim of this study was describe the spectrum of gross and microscopic lesions in 178 cases of chronic staphylococcal mastitis in adult does and to determine whether there is a correlation between Staphylococcus aureus genotypes and pathology. On the basis of histopathology, chronic mastitis was differentiated into abscesses (66.3%), suppurative mastitis with a lobular pattern (7.9%), cellulitis (19.6%) and mixed lesions (6.2%). Pathological presentations were not related to S. aureus genotype.

PMID:
21177127
DOI:
10.1016/j.tvjl.2010.11.022
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