REQUEST PERSONAL ACCOUNT
You can get access to the Knowledge Base by requesting your personal account.
REQUEST 30 DAY FREE TRIAL ACCOUNT
In order to try out and check the benefits of Vets-net.com you can get a free trial account.
STUDENTS CREATE ACCOUNT HERE
Students can request their account by selecting their associated college.

News

28-09-2008 - U.K. researchers working on bovine mastitis vaccine



Nottingham, U.K. The University of Nottingham is using a grant of more than $4 million (USD) to dissect the functions of the bacterium that causes bovine mastitis and try to come up with a cure.

About one million cases of BM are reported in the U.K. each year and are believed to cost the dairy industry several hundred thousand dollars each year in lost production and treatments.

The disease, caused by the Streptococcus uberis bacterium, now is treated with antibiotics. But researchers hope to find antigens that can be used to create a vaccine, or at least better understand how the disease affects the animals. They will look specifically at any parts of the dairy cow's immune system that potentially could be altered to prevent BM.

The grant was awarded with the help of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Royal Veterinary College, the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the U.K., the University of Oxford and the Institute for Animal Health.


< Back to news