Staphylococcal mastitis : phage types and patterns of S. aureus

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  • SDG 3
  • Abstract:

    Phage typing of 187 isolates of S. aureus showed that a small proportion of udder infections was caused by "human" strains of S. aureus and the majority by "bovine" strains. A total of 35 different phage patterns was determined. The majority of S. aureus isolates (78,3%) lyzed by phages were resistant to one or more antibiotics at high test levels.