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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.
Author(s): Maldonado LA, Hamid ME, El Din OAG, Goodfellow M
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
Publisher: South African Veterinary Association