Project

Differences between bovine coagulase-negative staphylococci species and their interaction with the cow

Duration
01 February 2010 → 30 September 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Immunology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Keywords
immunity milk yield mastitis coagulase-negative staphylococci
 
Project description

Coagulase-negative staphylococci cause the majority of mastitis cases today. A field study is conducted to test whether differences in virulence and protection against other mastitis pathogens between CNS species are present and whether ghost immunity plays a role. Differences between CNS strains of one species will be tested in vitro (neutrophil functions) and in vivo (immune respons after infection).