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CULTURE AND SENSITIVITY OF BACTERIAL GROWTH FROM EXOTIC COWS SUFFERING FROM ENDOMETRITIS UNDER PAKISTANI CONDITIONS

Idrees Ali Zahid

Research Institute for Physiology of Animal Reproduction, Bhunikey (Pottoki), Distt. Kasur, Pakistan

Abstract   

    Bacteriology of endometritis and in vitro antibiotic sensitivity of the isolates in Holstein Friesian and Jersey cows maintained at Research Institute for Physiology of Animal Reproduction, Bhunikey, District Kasur were carried out. Out of 100 samples, 89 contained different strains of bacteria and 11 were found bacteriologically sterile. Different species of bacteria isolated from these samples were, Bacillus subtilis (08.99%), Corynebacterium pyogenes (19.10%), Escherichia coli (29.21%), Neisseria meningitides (03.37%), Staphylococcus aureus (23.60%), Streptococcus pneumonia (03.37%) and Streptococcus pyogenes (12.36%). The in vitro antibiotic sensitivity test indicated that the highest number of isolates (92%) were sensitive to neomycin, followed by doxycyline (89%). Clindramycin showed the lowest results in terms of in vitro antibiotic sensitivity (51%).

Key Words: Bacteriology, endometritis, antibiotic sensitivity, sub-tropical climate, exotic cows
 
   

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



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