Isolation and identification of pathogenic bacteria causing mastitis in sheep and Goats of Panjgur City

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Isolation and identification of pathogenic bacteria causing mastitis in sheep and Goats of Panjgur City

Manzoor Ahmed, Muhammad Kamran Taj, Ferhat Abbas, Ashiq Hussain, Saqiba Jogezai, Imran Taj, Sakina Khan, Saima Azam, Lalbibi, Bibi Sazain, Syeda Ayesha Ali
J. Bio. Env. Sci.16( 4), 133-137, April 2020.
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Mastitis is an important disease of sheep and a goat because it decreases the amount and quality of the milk produced by a dairy animal and reduces weight gain in lambs and meat kids. It can also affect animal wellbeing. Total 200 samples were collected and examined on various culture media. The 70 (35%) samples were found positive, while 130 (65%) showed no growth on culture media and were recorded as negative. The percentage incidence of each bacterial species isolated and recognized from mastitic milk samples of sheep and goats. Three bacterial species were recognized from mastitic milk samples of sheep and goats which were: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Proteus spp. The result data showed that the percentage of Staphylococcus aureus was high in mastitic milk samples.


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