Isolation and identification of major causing bacteria from bovine mastitis

Publication Date : 11/04/2016


Author(s) :

R. Lakshmi , K.K. Jayavardhanan.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
,
Issue 4
(04 - 2016)



Abstract :

The present study was conducted to isolate and identify the major causing bacteria from mastitis milk sample collected from Kerala veterinary University Livestock Farm, Mannuthy. A total of fifty milk samples were collected from mastitis affected animals and microbiological testing of raw milk was done. Upon microbiological testing the major causing bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli, organisms were identified. A total of 31 isolates were identified in milk samples as major pathogen, of which 18 (36%) affected with Staphylococcus aurues followed by 13 (27%) with E. coli organisms. Microbiological testing is necessary for identification of cause of mastitis and adaptation of control measure to get rid of infection.


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