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IP International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Tropical Diseases


Bacteriological Examination and Antibiogram of Milk Sample of Clinically Infected Dairy Cow Suffering from Mastitis


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Author Details: Subha Ganguly, Arpita Padhy, Saraswat Sahoo, Shyam Lal Garg, Praveen Kumar Praveen, Rajesh Wakchaure

Volume : 1

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-4761

Print ISSN : 2581-4753

Article First Page : 6

Article End Page : 7


Abstract

Mastitis is chronic inflammation of the mammary gland of cattle and can have infectious and non-infectious etiology. It is characterized by physical, chemical and usually bacteriological changes in the milk and pathological changes in the glandular tissue of the udder and affects quality and quantity of milk. Mastitis is usually caused by bacteria that invade the udder, multiply and produce toxins which are harmful to the mammary gland. It remains the most economically important disease of dairy industries around the world producing great economic loss to farmers. There are two forms of mastitis viz., clinical mastitis (CM) and Sub clinical mastitis (SCM).

Key Words: Antibiogram, Bacteriological examination, Mastitis, Milk