Table 4

Bacteriological cure at pathogen level by treatment strategy at the time of the first follow-up check (day 7*)

Mastitis pathogensTreatment strategy
Individualised homeopathyPlaceboAntibiotic
n/n % n/n % n/n %
Streptococcusuberis (n=45)
 BacC1/128.33/1618.711/1764.7
 Pathogen change1/128.31/166.32/1711.8
 NoBacC3/1225.03/1618.72/1711.8
 Non-responders7/1258.39/1656.32/1711.8
Escherichia coli (n=16)
 BacC3/650.03/560.04/580.0
 Pathogen change2/633.32/540.01/520.0
 NoBacC1/616.70/50.00/50.0
 Non-responders0/60.00/50.00/50.0
Streptococcus dysgalactiae (n=13)
 BacC0/30.02/366.76/785.7
 Pathogen change0/30.00/30.01/714.3
 NoBacC1/333.30/30.00/70.0
 Non-responders2/366.71/333.30/70.0
  • Results are given in number of total cures out of cases treated (n/n) and in % of all cases treated.

  • *An evaluation of bacteriological cure rates at the time of the second/third follow-up check has not been performed due to low sample sizes (occurrence of non-responders and new infections at subsequent follow-up checks).

  • BacC, bacteriological cure (elimination of the pathogen present on day 0); NoBacC, no bacteriological cure (the pathogen on day 0 was still present in the udder); non-responders, cows with no clinical cure were rated as non-responsive to the treatment given.