Prevention of Mastitis in Dairy cattle’s at Wayand District, Kerala, South India using “Herbalism”
Publication Date : 02/03/2016
Based on oral literature collectively from dairy farmers in Wayanad Disrict, medicinal plants collected from in and around Wayand region. Milk samples are collected from infected cows and the organisms were isolated and identified as Escherichia coli, Klebsiella and Staphylococcus aureus. Inhibitory properties of aqueous extracts of 7 different plant species were tested against Escherichia coli, Klebsiella and Staphylococcus aureus. The determination of the antibacterial activity by agar well diffusion method and 4 plants extracts tested exhibited antibacterial activity against all the isolates. Inhibitory properties of combined aqueous extracts also tested against isolates and showed antibacterial activity against the isolates. On Phytochemical screening indicated the presence of some bacteriocidal compounds which inhibit the growth of isolates from mastitis milk samples. Key words: mastitis, aqueous extracts, phytochemical screening.
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