ISOLATION OF NOCARDIA ASTEROIDESFROM CLINICAL BOVINE MASTms - A CASE REPORT

Article Id: ARCC3340 | Page : 65 - 67
Citation :- ISOLATION OF NOCARDIA ASTEROIDESFROM CLINICAL BOVINE MASTms - A CASE REPORT.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2004.(38):65 - 67
S.A. Wani, I. Samanta and M.A. Bhat
Address : Bacteriology Laboratory, Division of MicrobiolOgy and immUnology, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, S.K. University of Agric. Sciences and Technol. of Kashmir, Shuhama (A1usteng), Srinagar - 190006, India

Abstract

Present communication describes isolation of Nocardia asteroides from bovine mastitic milk from Kashmir. Direct microscopic examination of a milk smear revealed presence of Gram positive filamentous organisms with uneven staining which were partially acid fast positive when stained with ZiehI-Neelsen stain. The isolate was found resistant to penicillin and oxytetracycline while as it was found sensitive to gentamicin, enrofioxacin and doxycycline. The consumption of such raw milk can lead to human infection.

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