Veterinary Record 123:515-517 doi:10.1136/vr.123.20.515
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Antibiotic sensitivity of bovine staphylococcal and coliform mastitis isolates over four years

  1. SP Rodgers
  1. Department of Agriculture, Veterinary Research Laboratories, Stormont, Belfast.


Eight hundred and forty-eight strains of Staphylococcus aureus and coliforms isolated from milk samples taken from cows with clinical or subclinical mastitis were tested for their sensitivity to a range of antibiotics, comparing strains isolated in 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1987. The only increase in the proportion of resistant strains occurred with coliforms resistant to ampicillin and neomycin.

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