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Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Over the past several years, we have a seen a growing interest by the dairy community to understand the role of the microbiome, and its putative impacts on clinically important diseases affecting dairy cows (e.g., mastitis). For more information about the microbiome and its relationship to mastitis, please see the following journal articles:

  1. Derakhshani, H., Fehr, K.B., Sepehri, S., Francoz, D., Buck, J.D., Barkema, H.W.,Plaizier, J.C., Khafipour, E., 2018. Invited review: Microbiota of the bovine udder: Contributing factors and potential implications for udder health and mastitis susceptibility. Journal of Dairy Science 101, 10605–10625. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2018-14860
  2. Kim, D., Hofstaedter, C.E., Zhao, C., Mattei, L., Tanes, C., Clarke, E., Lauder, A., Sherrill-Mix, S., Chehoud, C., Kelsen, J., Conrad, M., Collman, R.G., Baldassano, R., Bushman, F.D., Bittinger, K., 2017. Optimizing methods and dodging pitfalls in microbiome research. Microbiome 5, 52. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-017-0267-5
  3. Ma, C., Sun, Z., Zeng, B., Huang, S., Zhao, J., Zhang, Y., Su, X., Xu, J., Wei, H., Zhang, H., 2018. Cow-to-mouse fecal transplantations suggest intestinal microbiome as one cause of mastitis. Microbiome 6, 200. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-018-0578-1
  4. Oikonomou, G., Bicalho, M.L., Meira, E., Rossi, R.E., Foditsch, C., Machado, V.S., Teixeira, A.G.V., Santisteban, C., Schukken, Y.H., Bicalho, R.C., 2014. Microbiota of Cow’s Milk; Distinguishing Healthy, Sub-Clinically and Clinically Diseased Quarters. PLOS ONE 9, e85904. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0085904
  5. Rainard, P., Foucras, G., 2018. A Critical Appraisal of Probiotics for Mastitis Control. Front Vet Sci 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2018.00251