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Editors in Chief- Profile
- After achieving a PhD in Animal Science, in 1995 was appointed as Researcher in Animal Scienceand in 2006 asAssociate Professor at the School of Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Environment(University of Basilicata, Italy).
- He has been involved in several projects concerning animal behaviour (regional and national level) and animal welfare (national and international level) as local project leader and coordinated a national project on product quality and animal welfare in 2005.
- He is author of 107 indexed scientific articles with 1596 citations and an H-index of 24 (Scopus, 5 May 2018).
- His research activity is particularly centred on the study of behaviour andwelfareof farm animals, including buffaloes; the effect of information about animal welfare on consumer perception of product quality and willingness to pay is also a focus of his studies.
- His teaching activity at master level includes two courses: Sustainable Animal Production and Organic Production and Animal Welfare. At PhD level he is teaching a course entitled How to Write a Scientific Article and Present Experimental Data.
- He has been included in the list of experts and, for the period 2009-2011, nominated member of the scientific committee of external reviewers by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), while in 2013 he was nominated member of the working group on sheep welfare.
Abstract : Comparison of Two Different Protocols for the Treatment of Acute Escherichia coli Mastitis in Dairy Cattle
Comparison of Two Different Protocols for the Treatment of Acute Escherichia coli Mastitis in Dairy Cattle
Published: 20 July 2017
Abstract: E-coli mastitis is one of the most frequent causes of environmental mastitis in the dairy cattle worldwide. The purpose of this field study was to compare the efficacy of ceftiofur (HCL) in conjunction with supportive measures versus supportive measures alone for treatment of dairy cows affected with naturally occurring acute form of E. coli mastitis. From January 2014 to December 2016 a total number of 100 cows naturally affected by acute E-coli mastitis randomly were allocated into two groups. A milk sample from the affected quarter was collected for bacteriological tests on the first day of treatment. In group A (control), fifty cows received ceftiofur (HCL) 1mg/5kg/BW, flunixin meglumine 2.2mg/kg, calcium borogluconate 40%, 250ml and hypertonic saline (Nacl 7.2 %,) 5ml/kg. In group B (treatment, n=50), cows received the same drugs mentioned for group A, except ceftiofur (HCL) which replaced by placebo. In the group A, 41cows (82%) and in the group B, 2 cows (4%) were survived respectively. The rates of quarter health recovery in the groups A and B were 31.7% and 0% respectively. The differences between two groups were significant (P≤0.01).
In conclusion our results indicated that treatment of cows affected with naturally occurring acute form of E. coli mastitis without application of effective antibiotic(s) such as ceftiofur (HCL) and fluid therapy almost impossible.
Keywords: Dairy cow, E-coli, Mastitis, ceftiofur.
Journal of Buffalo Science | Volume 6 Number 2
Table of Contents
Volume 6 No.2, 2017
Comparison of Two Different Protocols for the Treatment of Acute Escherichia coli Mastitis in Dairy Cattle - Pages 48-53
An Investigation of Proteolytic, Lipolytic Activity and Biofilm Formation by Psychrotrophic Bacteria Isolated from Buffalo Milk - Pages 54-60
Feeding Traits and Body Dimensions of Lime and Parkote Buffaloes Raised by Small-Scale Farms in Kaski, Nepal - Pages 61-65