Diagnosis and Chemotherapy of Mycotic Mastitis

소의 진균성유방염의 진단과 화학요법 1예

  • 엠팔 (인도 구자라트 농과대학 수의공중보건학교실) ;
  • 이창우 (대한민국 서울대학교 수의과대학)
  • Published : 1991.06.01

Abstract

Opportunistic mycotic infection of mammary gland due to Candida tropicalis is described in a 7-year-old Holstein Friesian cow with a history of prologned use of antibiotics and corticosteroids. C. tropicalis was repeatedly isolated from the mastitic milk on simplified sunflower seed medium at 30$^{\circ}C$. The pathogen was directly detected in the infected milk by 'PHOL' technique. Microscopic examination of Gram stained smears of milk sediment revealed numerous yeast cells and hyphae morphologically consistent with Candida spp. In vitro drug sensitivity test indicated that C. tropicalis was sensitive to nystatin. Chemotherapy with intramammary infusion of nystatin was successful as evidenced by clinical and mycological observations. It emphasizes the growing significance of Candida spp. and other opportunistic fungal pathogens in Veterinary medicine.

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