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Enterobacter spp. are environmental, mastitiscausing pathogens and are the least commonly isolated coliform from milk cultures. Enterobacter spp. are Gram-negative and similar in structure to other coliform mastitis pathogens. When grown on blood agar, Enterobacter spp. have been found to have a fecal odor.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
April 12, 2016