Author : S. Mechael, N.

Isolation and identification of conjunctival bacteria in cattle in Mosul

N. S. Mechael; H. F. Al-Abidy; H. H. Ali

Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2011, Volume 25, Issue 1, Pages 11-14
DOI: 10.33899/ijvs.2011.5702

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.