Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Comparison of California Mastitits Test (CMT) , Somatic Cell Counts (SCC), and bacteriological examinations for detection of camel (Camelus dromedarius) mastitits in Ethopia (2006)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Atif, E. A. G.
    Hildebrandt, G.
    Kleer, J. N.
    Bayleyegn, M.
    Kyule, M. N.
    Baumann, M.
    Berliner und Münchener tierärztliche Wochenschrift; 119(1) — S. 45–49
    ISSN: 0005-9366
    Pubmed: 16450708
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    A total of 956 quarter milk samples from 253 traditionally managed lactating camels were collected aseptically from Negele (Borena Region), Dire Dawa, and Gewane (Afar Region), Ethiopia, according to multi-stage sampling. The quarter milk samples were subjected to California Mastitis Test (CMT), Somatic Cell Counts (SCC) and bacteriological examinations. Five hundred and seventy one (59.7%) quarter milk samples had microorganisms. Of these, 428 (75.0%) had isolates that were identified as major pathogens (MAP) and 143 (25.0%) as minor pathogens (MIP). A positive correlation was found between CMT scores and bacteriological classes (MAP, MIP) (p-value = 0.00). Strong correlation (p-value = 0.00) between CMT scores and SCC was recorded. The differences among the median log SCC of bacteriological classes (MAP, MIP) were not significant (p-value = 0.24). Similarly, the application of the cut-off level of 2.5 x 10(5) ml(-1) indicated less agreement (p-value = 0.32) for bacteriological classes MAP and MIP.