Somatic cell count of LSCS (Low Somatic Cell Score) and HSCS (High Somatic Cell Score) goats in right and left udders. Mean milk SCC (x103/ml) of LSCS and HSCS goats in left udders (S. aureus-infected) and in right udders (PBS-infused) was measured at 0, 6, 12, 18, 24 and 30 hours post infection. Increases in milk SCC were initially observed after 18 h of infection. Milk SCC in the right hand control udders remained unchanged throughout the study in LSCS goats, while milk SCC in left hand udder halves of HSCS goats increased twofold (paired t-test, p=0.05).
Cremonesi et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:540 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-540