Journal of
Cell and Animal Biology

  • Abbreviation: J. Cell Anim. Biol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0867
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCAB
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 261

Full Length Research Paper

Host determinants of bovine mastitis in semi-intensive production system of Khartoum state, Sudan

Nuol Aywel Madut1, Atif Elamin Abdel Gadir2* and Isam Mohamed El Jalii2
  1Department of Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bahr Elgazal. 2Department of Preventive Medicine and Veterinary Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Khartoum, Box  32, Khartoum, Sudan.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 April 2009
  •  Published: 31 May 2009


Out of 2283 quarter milk samples, 224 (9.81%) gave positive reactivity to California mastitis test, while 600 (26.28%) and 1459 (63.9%) recorded as doubtful and negative respectively. In this study isolated Corynebacterium wereCorynebacterium striatum 9 (33.3%), Arcanobacterium pyogene 4 (14.8%),Corynebacterium Pseudotuberculosis 2 (7.4%), Corynebacterium ulcerans 5 (18.5%), Corynebacterium bovis 7 (25.9%). The result showed that age, stage of lactation, teat lesion could be a risk factors for presence of bovine mastitis (OR = 1.34, 1.59 and 7.31 respectively).


Key words: Corynebacterium spp., California mastitis test, host determinant, semi-intensive production, Sudan.