Special Issue "The Latest Advances of Bovine Mastitis and Udder Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 3322
Interests: cattle; mastitis
Interests: dairy cow; ruminant disease
Mastitis is a frequently occurring disease in dairy cows, accompanied by inflammatory manifestations such as redness, swelling, heat, and pain in the udder. In severe cases, lactation may be reduced or stopped. It has caused huge economic losses to the dairy farming and dairy industry. The use of antibiotics can also bring risks such as antibiotic resistance and antibiotic residues, posing a threat to public health. Cow mastitis is mainly an inflammation caused by bacteria invading the udder tissue through the opening of the teat. Pathogenic bacteria can be divided into two categories: infectious bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus agalactiae, and environmental bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Streptococcus isogalactiae, Streptococcus uberis, etc. In addition to the pathogenesis of bacterial infection, various incentives or genetic factors are involved in mastitis, mainly due to poor feeding and management. Therefore, the key to preventing mastitis in dairy cows is eliminating the abovementioned bad incentives. This Special Issue invites original articles or reviews covering any aspect of clinical mastitis and intramammary infection. Recent advances and new knowledge in mastitis research on, but not limited to, the following topics are invited:
- diagnosis of the pathogen causing mastitis;
- pathogenicity and immune mechanism of dairy cow mastitis;
- impact on the economy, human health, animal welfare;
- prevention of clinical mastitis and intramammary infection;
- risk factors, treatment strategies, and non-antibiotic treatments for bovine mastitis;
- farm environment and management;
- milk quality.
Prof. Dr. Chang-min Hu
Prof. Dr. Heng Wang
Dr. Jie Chen
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- dairy cows
- udder health
- intramammary infection
- bacterial pathogens
- virus pathogens
- fungal pathogens