Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Teat: conditions caused by infectious agents

Synonym(s): Pseudo cowpox, cow pox, herpes mammillitis, papilloma, foot and mouth, vesicular stomatitis, papular stomatitis, staphylococcus, streptococcus, dermatophilosis, onchocerciasis, blackspot, ringworm

Contributor(s): Daniel Steerforth , James Breen

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Introduction

  • There are many infectious agents that can affect the bovine teat.
  • Agents are described below under the headings: bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Viruses

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Bacteria

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Fungi

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMed Resource.
  • Martins C M M R, Pinheiro E S C, Gentilini M, Benavides M L & Santos M V (2017) Efficacy of a high free iodine barrier teat disinfectant for the prevention of naturally occurring new intramammary infections and clinical mastitis in dairy cows. Journal of Dairy Science 100, pp 3930-3939.
  • Peton V & Le Loir Y (2014) Staphylococcus aureus in veterinary medicine. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 21, pp 602-615.
  • Foster A P (2012) Staphylococcal skin disease in livestock. Veterinary Dermatology 23, pp 342.
  • Piepers S, Peeters K, Opsomer G, Barkema et al (2011) Pathogen group specific risk factors at herd, heifer and quarter levels for intramammary infections in early lactating dairy heifers. Preventive veterinary medicine 99, pp 91-101.
  • Syring C, Grest P, Rütten M & Bleul U (2010) Bovine herpes mammillitis in three dairy cows. Tierärztliche Praxis Großtiere 38, pp 317-320.
  • Leonard D, Otter A, Everest D, Wood A et al (2009) Unusual bovine papular stomatitis virus infection in a British dairy cow. Veterinary Record 164, pp 65.
  • Inoshima Y, Nakane T & Sentsui H (2009) Severe dermatitis on cattle teats caused by bovine pappular stomatitis virus. Veterinary Record 164, pp 311-312.
  • Kemp R, Holliman A & Nettleton P F (2008) Atypical bovine herpes mammillitis affecting cows and calves. Veterinary Record 163, pp 119-120. 
  • Campo M S (2006) Bovine papillomavirus: old system, new lessons. In: Papillomavirus research: From natural history to vaccines and beyond. Caister Academic Press pp 373-387.

Other sources of information

  • Gooder R (2014) A Review of Mastitis Control Practices. In: A Senior Project presented to the Faculty of the Dairy Science Department. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. pp 10. 


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