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STUDIES ON MASTITIS AMONG DAIRY BUFFALOES
Rashid Ahmad
 
Livestock Production Research Institute, Bahadurnagar, Okara, Pakistan

Abstract   

    A total of 2340 mammary glands of 585 primiparous and pluriparous lactating buffaloes in different stages of lactation were examined with California Mastitis Test ( CMT) and laboratory examination was carried out to identify the most prevalent micro-organisms in clinical and sub-clinical mastitis.  The physical examination revealed 2.61 per cent blind teats and CMT revealed 6.71 per cent positive quarters for mastitis. Microbiological examination of 157 sub-clinical mastitis milk samples and 46 clinical mastitis milk samples was carried out.  There was high occurrence of streptococci (35.46%) followed by staphylococci (33.99%), E. coli (27.09%), pseudomonas spp. ( 1.97%) and Corynaebacterium pyogenes (1.48%).  The in vitro sensitivity revealed kanamyciin (82.6%), highly effective against various isolates  followed by gentamycin (53.0%).    

Key words: Mastitis, California Mastitis Test, Staphylococci, Streptococci.

 
   

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



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