Plants Provide New Antibiotic Treatment for Cattle
Mastitis, a potentially fatal mammary gland infection, is the most economically significant disease in dairy cows. Eschewing antibiotics, University of Connecticut researchers discovered that two plant-derived antimicrobials reduced an important mastitis pathogen, demonstrating that novel mastitis treatments may be viable.
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