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Nocardia farcinica - A significant cause of mastitis in goats in Sudan

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Luis Maldonado, Dr Mohamed Hamid, Professor Michael Goodfellow


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Fifteen of 100 mastitic milk samples from goats suffering from mastitis were tentatively identified as members of the genus Nocardia on the basis of selected phenotypic and chemotaxonomic characteristics. Six of the 15 strains were confirmed as Nocardia farcinica by 16S rDNA gene sequencing and subsequent aligning with relevant actinomycetes found in electronic databases and 2 by other identification criteria. N. farcinica is a serious cause of mastitis with a significant prevalence (15%) among the examined goats. Efforts are needed to optimise and simplify isolation and identification methods.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Maldonado LA, Hamid ME, Gamal El Din OA, Goodfellow M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association

Year: 2004

Volume: 75

Issue: 3

Pages: 147-149

ISSN (print): 0038-2809

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Publisher: South African Veterinary Association

PubMed id: 15628807