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Comparison of two regimens for the treatment of clinical bovine mastitis caused by bacteria sensitive to penicillin
  1. S. Waage, DVM, PhD1
  1. 1 Central Veterinary Laboratory, PO Box 8156 Dep, 0033 Oslo, Norway

Abstract

The efficacies of two regimens for the treatment of acute clinical mastitis were compared in a randomised multi-centre field trial in Norway, using 657 cows. The purpose was to determine whether repeated intramuscular injections of penicillin G for three days were more effective than a single injection, when given in combination with intramammary treatment for five days. The results were evaluated on the basis of clinical and microbiological examinations and cell count determinations of quarter milk samples taken at the initial visit and four weeks later. There were no significant differences between the effects of the treatments, either for all the cows, or for subgroups of the cows based on age, stage of lactation, and systemic reaction, or the type of causal bacteria.

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