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Table 1 Frequency of Staphylococcus sp. in different sample sources taken from two small-scale goat milk production systems in Paraiba, Northeastern Brazil

From: Pre-parturition staphylococcal mastitis in primiparous replacement goats: persistence over lactation and sources of infection

Sample source Farm A Farm B
1st(Prepartum) 2nd 3rd Total 1st(Prepartum) 2nd 3rd Total
Prepartum colostrum* 1/10 - - 1/10 4/11 - - 4/11
Milk - 1/10 1/10 2/20 - 2/11 4/11 6/22
Teat swabs 9/10 7/10 9/10 25/30 9/11 8/11 10/11 27/33
Nostril swabs 9/10 8/10 9/10 26/30 8/11 8/11 10/11 26/33
Milkers’ hand swabs 0/1 1/1 1/1 2/3 1/1 1/1 1/1 3/3
Milking restraint device 1/1 1/1 1/1 3/3 1/1 1/1 1/1 3/3
Stall 1/1 0/1 1/1 2/3 1/1 0/1 0/1 1/3
Wall of milking room 1/1 1/1 1/1 3/3 1/1 1/1 1/1 3/3
  1. *Only prepartum animals were sampled.