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Table 4 Bacterial concentration and leukocyte counts performed with the immunohistochemistry slides of the mammary tissue from all the different experimental groups taken at the end of the immunological challenge (day 7 experimental 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

  Group
Control ST96 ST121 P-value
No. of animals 6 9 9  
Total bacteria (log10[CFU]/g) − 2.00 ± 0.80a 1.04 ± 0.65b 6.23 ± 0.65c 0.0001
Leukocytes counts (cells/mm2)
 CD3+        
  At nipple 27.5 ± 33.5a 97.5 ± 27.4ab 163.5 ± 27.4b 0.0176
  1 cm from nipple 18.13 ± 32.57 59.57 ± 26.66 97.51 ± 26.66 0.1920
 RAM11+        
   At nipple 84.1 ± 61.2a 219.9 ± 50.1a 435.5 ± 50.1b 0.0007
  1 cm from nipple 29.4 ± 58.1a 99.5 ± 47.5ab 218.9 ± 47.5b 0.0519
 CD79+        
  At nipple 82.5 ± 38.5 141.2 ± 31.5 147.0 ± 31.5 0.3967
  1 cm from nipple 87.75 ± 23.75 91.63 ± 19.51 66.43 ± 19.51 0.6345
 IgG+        
  At nipple 339.6 ± 32.3 293.1 ± 26.4 343.8 ± 26.4 0.3599
  1 cm from nipple 336.3 ± 32.5b 255.3 ± 26.6ab 210.0 ± 26.6a 0.0624
  1. CFU colony-forming units.
  2. abcMeans in a row not sharing superscripts significantly differ at P < 0.05.