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The aim of the present study was to evaluate in vitro the antimicrobial activity of copper on bacteria isolated from subclinical and clinical mastitis milk samples from two regions in Chile. The remaining isolates showed a MIC-Cu between and ppm copper, and no growth was observed at ppm.
A linear relationship was found between the logarithm of viable bacteria number and time of contact with copper. With the application of the same concentration of copper ppm , CNS showed the highest tolerance to copper, followed by S. Based on these in vitro results, copper preparations could represent a good alternative to dipping solutions, aimed at preventing the presence and multiplication of potentially pathogenic microorganisms involved in bovine mastitis disease.
Keywords: copper, antimicrobial activity, milk, bovine mastitis Introduction Bovine mastitis is an inflammatory disease of the mammary gland Bradley, ; Thompson-Crispi et al. The high costs associated with this frequent pathology are derived from its impact on animal health and welfare and the profitability of milk sales i.
International studies estimate an average cost of U. Bovine mastitis disease begins with the invasion and colonization of microorganisms via the teat duct orifice, creating inflammation in the mammary gland that results in a clear productive decline and in unwanted physical and chemical changes in the milk De Vliegher et al.
Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Streptococcus uberis are frequently found in clinical mastitis De Vliegher et al. Intramammary bacterial infections are the principal causes of clinical and subclinical mastitis De Vliegher et al.
The clinical manifestation is characterized by physical alterations of the gland; this in turn deteriorates milk quality and reduces its volume Cha et al. In contrast, in subclinical mastitis the visual symptoms and signs are absent, but the milk shows elevated somatic cell counts SCCs Halasa et al. In addition, subclinical mastitis may also cause infection by spreading the bacteria among farms and even between animal species.
The National Institute for Research in Dairying NIRD program includes different strategies for mastitis control management such as dry cow treatment, milking techniques, teat disinfection with topical antiseptic substances pre-dipping and dipping and antibiotic treatment of clinical mastitis cases Barkema et al.
However, antiseptic substances routinely used in dairy production such as iodine or chlorhexidine are not completely effective in reducing or preventing mastitis Drechsler et al. The use of antibiotics, confined to selected severe cases, requires bacterial isolation and antibiotic selection Roberson, In addition, the routine use of antibiotics is questionable because their use can generate unwanted residues not accepted in milk, and because they can spread the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant strains Gao et al.
Since bovine mastitis remains a worldwide problem, producers and governments continue searching for a non-antibiotic solution or technologies to reduce the prevalence of the disease Cheng et al. Finding successful strategies for the control of bovine mastitis is a challenge for dairy producers. Currently the programs are based on hygiene and include teat disinfection, antibiotic therapy and culling of chronically infected cows. The search for alternatives to antibiotics i.
One alternative to be used as an effective teat disinfection may be a copper-based product. Studies showed that copper surfaces can eliminate bacteria i. Copper antibacterial functionality is associated with various mechanisms, including damaging the microbial DNA, altering bacterial protein synthesis and altering membrane integrity Warnes et al. In addition, the antibacterial effect of copper was already proved for E.
The aim of the present study was to evaluate in vitro the antimicrobial activity of copper on microorganisms isolated from bovine mastitis. Microorganisms were isolated from milk samples of animals with bovine mastitis clinical and subclinical. Samples were from two geographic areas of Chile central and southern regions with different production systems between March and September, Materials and Methods Sampling and Bacterial Identification We analyzed samples of raw milk from clinical and subclinical bovine mastitis that were collected between March and September in two geographical regions of Chile central and southern.
The selected cows were previously diagnosis with clinical or subclinical bovine mastitis and the sampling conducted during regular milking times.
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The aim of the present study was to evaluate in vitro the antimicrobial activity of copper on bacteria isolated from subclinical and clinical mastitis milk samples from two regions in Chile. The remaining isolates showed a MIC-Cu between and ppm copper, and no growth was observed at ppm. A linear relationship was found between the logarithm of viable bacteria number and time of contact with copper. With the application of the same concentration of copper ppm , CNS showed the highest tolerance to copper, followed by S.
Antibacterial Effect of Copper on Microorganisms Isolated from Bovine Mastitis
All relevant data are within the paper and its Supporting Information files. Abstract Zonulin protein is a newly discovered modulator which modulates the permeability of the intestinal epithelial barrier by disassembling intercellular tight junctions TJ. It has been shown bifidobacterium could protect the intestinal barrier function and prophylactical administration of bifidobacterium has beneficial effects in NEC patients and animals. However, it is still unknown whether the zonulin is involved in the gut barrier dysfunction of NEC, and the protective mechanisms of bifidobacterium on intestinal barrier function are also not well understood. The present study aims to investigate the effects of bifidobacterium on intestinal barrier function, zonulin regulation, and TJ integrity both in LPS-induced enterocyte barrier injury of Caco-2 monolayers and in a rat NEC model.