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The transmission and control of mastitis in dairy cows: a theoretical approach.

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A multi-species model that incorporates the transmission of both major and minor mastitis pathogens as well as the interaction between them via coinfection of a quarter is fitted to data from seven dairy herds. The results suggest that major and minor pathogens can interact, on occasion, in a counter-intuitive way with implications for the control of clinical mastitis. The key finding is that delaying culling of cows with major pathogen infections for more than 100 days post infection could r...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Schukken, YH More by this author
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Volume:
74
Issue:
1
Pages:
67-83
Publication date:
2006-04-05
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EISSN:
1873-1716
ISSN:
0167-5877
URN:
uuid:f93fe7e6-491e-42af-8600-a55d5b8e6db2
Source identifiers:
449640
Local pid:
pubs:449640

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