Immunosuppression by Host-Specific Staphylococcal Enterotoxin C in Mastitis Grant uri icon



  • Bovine mastitis is one infectious disease caused by Staphylococcus aureus with a major economic impact for producers. Despite many attempts to control staphylococci in dairy herds, mastitis remains a major problem. Our hypothesis is that toxins produced by staphylococci in the mammary gland suppress the bovine immune response and prevent elimination of the organism.

date/time interval

  • December 1, 1999 - November 30, 2003

sponsor award ID

  • IDA09909-CG