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J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1983 Sep 1;183(5):548-9.

Recovery of Mycoplasma agalactiae from mastitic goat milk.


An organism recovered from mastitic milk of a newly freshened goat was identified as Mycoplasma agalactiae. The number of mycoplasmas in the mammary secretions was 6.3 x 10(7) colony-forming units/ml, indicating active infection. This was the second recovery of M agalactiae in the United States, but in contrast to the previous isolate from the joint of a goat reported to be avirulent following experimental inoculation, the large concentration of M agalactiae from mastitic milk is evidence that it possesses pathogenic potential.

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