The second most common finding at a case of subclinical mastitis in dairy cows in Sweden is coagulase negative staphylococci (CNS). Subclinical mastitis causes an increase in somatic cell count which can lead to reduced milk production and early culling. In many countries, CNS the most common finding at cases of both subclinical and clinical mastitis but in Sweden CNS mastitis has not received so much attention so far. New analysis techniques have made it possible to identify CNS species and since February 2013 CNS species is routinely investigated for milk samples sent to SVA. This has increased the need for counseling about how cows infected with different CNS species should be managed. Thus, this project aims to improve the advice available regarding how mastitis caused by different CNS species should be managed. To achieve this we will examine how different production parameters are affected by mastitis caused by different CNS species, but also how persistent CNS mastitis can be.