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Practice Quiz



This is a sample of a quiz on the Resource pages of the Mastitis Cases Module. Print is out and use it to help you study the material.

1. The presence of a bacterial infection in the mammary gland indicates that the gland has what?

  1. the FBI
  2. a CMT
  3. a WMT
  4. an IMI
  5. a PMN
  6. an IMD


2. If you noticed a cow with a fever, a very painful udder, and anorexia, what is the most likely form of mastitis that she would have?

  1. subacute
  2. acute
  3. chronic
  4. subclinical
  5. peracute
  6. she does not have mastitis


3. The ability of the mammary gland of the lactating cow to resist IMI is affected by which of the following?

  1. age and functionality of PMN
  2. presence of milk components
  3. levels of oxygen in milk
  4. levels of immunoglobulins and complement
  5. levels of antibacterial proteins like lysozyme
  6. all of the above
  7. none of the above


4. What level of somatic cells in milk would be consistent with normal milk from a cow that does not have mastitis?

  1. 10,000,000 cells/ml
  2. 1,000,000 cells/ml
  3. 750,000 cells/ml
  4. 500,000 cells/ml
  5. 100,000 cells/ml


5. Lysosomes contain what antimicrobial component?

  1. hydrolytic enzymes
  2. complement
  3. Fc receptors
  4. immunoglobulins
  5. streak canals

6. Calves sucking each other's teats may spread mastitis. A species of bacteria which is particularly associated with this mode of transmission of mastitis in dairy cattle is which of the following?

  1. Streptococcus agalactiae
  2. Actinomyces pyogenes
  3. E. coli
  4. Streptococcus dysgalactiae
  5. Mycoplasma species


7. Nonspecific immunity is generally mediated by what cell type?

  1. Hepatocytes
  2. Lymphocytes
  3. Granulocytes
  4. CMT cells
  5. Epitheliocytes


8. Which would not be an effective means of trying to control environmental mastitis?

  1. keeping teat dippers clean
  2. clipping udders to minimize manure clinging to them
  3. removing contaminated bedding
  4. teat dipping after milking


9. When is the selective transport of IgG1 increased in the cow's mammary gland?

  1. during mid-lactation
  2. during a full moon
  3. during colostrum formation
  4. during peak lactation
  5. after the cow has her calf
  6. during early mammary involution


10. Mastitis cases in which there is no gross inflammation of the udder and no gross change in the milk is called what?

  1. chronic mastitis
  2. peracute mastitis
  3. subclinical mastitis
  4. acute mastitis
  5. subacute mastitis

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