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Prevalence of common mastitogens and their antibiotic susceptibility in tehsil Burewala, Pakistan  [2008]

Hameed, S. (The Islamia Univ. of Bahawalpur (Pakistan). Univ. Coll. of Veterinary and Animal Sciences) Arshad, M. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Veterinary Microbiology) Ashraf, M. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Veterinary Microbiology) Avais, M. (University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore (Pakistan). Dept. of Clinical Medicine and Surgery) et al.

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The study was conducted on lactating cattle and buffaloes in tehsil Burewala, district Vehari, Pakistan. The purpose of study was to isolate different types of microorganisms associated with mastitis and to see the effectiveness of different antibiotics against these isolates. Relative prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus was the highest (50% and 53.85% in cattle and buffaloes respectively) followed by Streptococcus agalactiae (27.78% and 23.07%), Escherichia coli (16.67% and 15.38%), Streptococcus dysagalactiae (5.55% and 3.85%), and Corynebacterium bovis (0% and 3.85%) in cattle and buffaloes respectively). On the whole, the isolates were sensitive in descending order to Enrofloxacin, Chloramphenicol, Gentamycin, Oxytetracycline, and Amoxicillin.

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Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences (Pakistan)

ISSN : 0552-9034