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herd prevalence and incidence of streptococcus agalactiae in the dairy industry of prince edward island.herd prevalence and incidence of mastitis caused by streptococcus agalactiae was determined for dairy cattle on prince edward island during december 1992 and june 1994. for each census, bulk tank milk samples from all dairy herds (n = 452) in the province were tested on two occasions, and the results were interpreted in parallel. the combined sensitivity of the testing protocol was estimated to be 91%. the confirmatory latex agglutination test had previously reported specificities approaching 10 ...19979098795
prevalence of contagious mastitis pathogens in bulk tank milk in prince edward island.the purpose of this study was to 1) estimate the herd prevalence of contagious mastitis pathogens in bulk milk from prince edward island (pei) dairy farms, 2) determine the association between bulk milk culture results and mean bulk milk somatic cell count (bmscc), and 3) investigate the agreement of repeated bulk milk cultures. three consecutive bulk milk samples were obtained at weekly intervals from all 258 pei dairy herds and were cultured using routine laboratory methods. cumulative prevale ...200616808229
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