Issue 4

Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety

Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2016, Pages 30–32

ISSN 2411-3174 (print version) ISSN 2411-0388 (online version)


Kukhtyn M. D. 1 , Kovalenko V. L. 2 , Horyuk Yu. V. 2 , Horyuk V. V. 3 , Stravskyy Ya. S. 2

1 Ternopil Ivan Pul’uj National Technical University, Ternopil, Ukraine

2 Institute of Veterinary Medicine of the NAAS of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, е-mail:

3 Podilskiy State Agrarian-Engineering University, Kamyanets-Podilskyi, Ukraine

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Citation for print version: Kukhtyn, M. D., Kovalenko, V. L., Horyuk, Yu. V., Horyuk, V. V. and Stravskyy, Ya. S. (2016) ‘Bacterial biofilms formation of Cattle mastitis pathogens’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety, 2(4), pp. 30–32.

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Citation for online version: Kukhtyn, M. D., Kovalenko, V. L., Horyuk, Yu. V., Horyuk, V. V. and Stravskyy, Ya. S. (2016) ‘Bacterial biofilms formation of Cattle mastitis pathogens’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety. [Online] 2(4), pp. 30–32. Available at:

Summary. The results of the microbial biofilms formation by subclinical and clinical forms of cattle mastitis agents were presented. It was determined, those in cattle with subclinical form of mastitis 2.5 times more strains of Staphylococcus aureus were allocated. It is occurred, that biofilm density compared to the clinical form of mastitis demonstrates such level of range. In addition, staphylococci, which are the causative agents of cattle mastitis in 1.4–1.7 times more often form the dense biofilm in comparison to streptococci. The development of the dense staphylococcal biofilms provides their long-term existence on the teats skin and in the breast of carrier’s cattle with subclinical form of mastitis. This helps to transform these animals into the pathogen reservoir. Anti-epizootic measures should always be conducted among the animals with clinical form of mastitis for the preventing of infection process chronic transformation. At a subclinical form of mastitis bacteria are located in biofilm matrix and the antimicrobial effect will be less effective.

Keywords: biofilms, cattle, mastitis, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus


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