Outbreaks of clinical mastitis caused by Trichosporon beigelii in dairy herds
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
American Veterinary Medical Association
- Trichosporon beigelii is widely distributed in nature and is classically associated with white piedra, a mycosis that may involve the hair of the human body.
- Intramammary infections caused by T beigelii may be fatal in cows; the prevalence in affected dairy herds may be high.
- Affected cows may have hyperthermia, swelling of the udder, and substantially decreased milk production or agalactia.
- Intramammary infections caused by yeast, including T beigelii, may also be associated with high bacterial counts in bulk-tank milk.
González RN, Wilson DJ, Sickles SA, Zurakowski MJ, Weybrecht PM, Walsh AK: Outbreaks of clinical mastitis caused by Trichosporon beigelii in dairy herds. J Am Vet Med Assoc 218:2:238-242, 2001.