Staphylococcus aureus associated with bovine mastitis in Quetta, Pakistan

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Staphylococcus aureus associated with bovine mastitis in Quetta, Pakistan

Yasir Hayat Khan, Syed Inayathullah Agha, Muhammad Shafee, Shafiq Ahmed, Muhammad Asif, Abid Hussain Mastori, Muhammad Yaqoob, Nazir Ahmed, Sabra Akbar, Muhammad Umar, Irfan Ali
Int. J. Biosci.11( 1), 457-463, July 2017.
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Staphylococcus Mastitis is a one of the costly and major problem for dairy animals in Pakistan and worldwide. Aim: The main aim of this study was to isolate and identify the Staphylococcus aureus species, responsible for the bovine mastitis from dairy animals in different areas of Quetta city, Pakistan. Total of 20 affected samples were collected in which 14 (70%) infected samples were from Buffalo and 6 (30%) infected samples of cow were collected from 11 different dairy herds of Quetta city. Sample were identified on the basis of cultural and biochemical tests. Antibiogram study was performed. Staphylococcus aureus associated with were 66.66% from Buffalo and 33.33% were from cow indicating the higher prevalence in buffalo than cow. Udder-wise prevalence 28.57% of right front (RF) was positive. All isolate were resistance to colistin sulphate. Not any staph was isolated from Left Front (LF). S. aureus is sensitive to antibiotic, can be eradicated and thus will prevent the economic loss and health of domestic and dairy animals.


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