Author : R. Abdul Rahman, N.
Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences,
2007, Volume 21, Issue 1, Pages 141-145
Bacterial isolation was attempted from 20 pin-tailed sand grouse,of different ages, which were obtained from Al-Tamim Province in July 2005. The samples were taken from the liver, gall bladder, heart and intestine. The highest percentage of bacterial isolation consisted of Escherichia coli (61%) and the least one was Streptococcus faecalis (5%). The highest percentage of bacterial isolates was found in the intestine (54%) and non was obtained from the gall bladder. The highest E.coli isolates were from the intestine (77%) and liver (50%), whereas the highest Staphylococcus aureus isolates were from heart (43%). The bacterial isolates, which were recorded in pin-tailed sand grouse for the first time in Iraq, were E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus faecalis, Clostridium colinum and Klebsiella pneumoniae.