ISOLATION, ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY AND PATHOGENICITY OF STAPHYLOCOCCI FROM RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS IN RABBITS

Article Id: ARCC798 | Page : 150 - 152
Citation :- ISOLATION, ANTIBIOTIC SENSITIVITY AND PATHOGENICITY OF STAPHYLOCOCCI FROM RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS IN RABBITS.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2011.(45):150 - 152
Jini George and K. John,
Address : Department of Veterinary Microbiology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookot, Lakkidi, Wayanad,-673 576, India.

Abstract

A study was undertaken to isolate the Staphylococcus sp. Associated sp. Associated with respiratory tract  infection in rabbits. In this study isolation, identification and antibiotic susceptibility  of the isolates as well as determination of their pathogenicity to mice were carried out. The samples were collected from ailing and dead rabbits. Nasal swabsfrom the ailing rabbits showing clinical signs such as nasal discharge and respiratory distress, tracheal and lung samples of the dead rabbits with postmortem lesions such as pneumonia, congestion of lungs and haemorrhages oftrachea were collected for the isolation trials. A total number of 19 isolates of staphylococci sp. Were obtained. The Staphylococcus sp. thus isolated were Staphylococcus aureus – 11, Staphylococcus scuri-2, Staphylococcus xylosus-1, Staphylococcus intermedius-2, Staphylococcus cohnii-2 and Staphylococcus lentus-1.

Keywords

Isolation Antibiotic sensitivity Pathegencity staphylococci Respiratory tract Infection Rabbits.

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