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Table 3 Number of animals showing each lesion type (according to the classification based on histological appearance) produced in the mammary glands of the rabbit does from all the experimental groups at the end of experimental infection (day 7 post-infection)

From: Differences in virulence between the two more prevalent Staphylococcus aureus clonal complexes in rabbitries (CC121 and CC96) using an experimental model of mammary gland infection

  Microscopic lesions
  ST121 (n = 9) ST96 (n = 9) Control (n = 6)
Compact-capsule multifocal abscesses 4 0 0
Compact-capsule unifocal abscesses 0 1 0
Suppurative mastitis (lobular pattern) 2 3 0
Cellulitis 1 0 0
Mixed 1 0 0
No lesions 1 5 6