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PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS ON ESCHERICHIA COLI INFECTION IN NEONATAL CALVES IN EASTERN PROVINCE OF SAUDI AROBIA

Abduslam Abdullah Bakhsh Alhendi

Department of Clinical Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources, King Faisal University, AI-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

Abstract   

    Five neonatal calves with diarrhoea were presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for treatment. Main clinical signs and results of faecal examination were reported E. coli was isolated from all calves. Mixed isolates of E. coli and Proteus spp. were found in 3 calves. No mortality was observed among examined calves. The E. coli isolated was subjected to antibiotic sensitivity test against six antibiotics. Various aspects concerning diarrhoea in neonatal calves are discussed.

Key words: Neonatal calves, E. coli infection, Saudi Arabia.

 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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