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Isolation and identification of conjunctival bacteria in cattle in Mosul

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Author(s): H. H. Ali | H. F. Al-Abidy | N. S. Mechael

Journal: Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 1607-3894

Volume: 25 (Arabic);
Issue: 1;
Start page: 11;
Date: 2011;
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ABSTRACT
This study included examination of (120) eye swabs, from cows from different ages and regions in Mosul city. This study extended from September – December 2009. The samples were collected from clinically healthy and infected eyes of animals. 11 bacterial species were isolated they included Staphylococcus spp. 22.4%, Bacillus spp. 18.2%, Corynebacterium 17.6%, Streptococcus spp. 7%, Staphylococcus aureus 8.2%, Moraxella bovis 10.6%, E. coli 5.9%, Pseudomonas spp. 4.7%, Klebsiella spp. 2.4%, Micrococcus spp. 1.8%, Proteus spp. 1.2%. The isolated bacteria were 170, Gram positive bacteria were 128/170 while Gram negative bacteria 42/170 (24.7%). Many types of bacteria isolated from healthy swabs 110 (64.7%) and 60 (35.3%) from infected swabs.

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