Most commonly used media to differentiate mastitis pathogens

There are several types of media used at the laboratory to discriminate the groups of causative agents of mastitis. Hereby will be described those media that are the most commonly used to this end.

Causative agents of environmental mastitis

Bacteria, mastitis pathogen

Although, due to more recent research with strain typing,  the division between  "contagious" and "environmental" mastitis has become less black and white, the below organisms are still classified as more environmental than contagious.

Etiology of mastitis

Mastitis etiology

Depending on its cause, mastitis can be either contagious or environmental, although the division between both is not entirely black and white. There are plenty of agents that can cause mastitis, but the main aetiological groups account for more than 95 % of the cases.

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