Examination of aerobic bacteria from milk samples of bitches with clinical mastitis


Toydemir T. S. F. , Baʇcigil A. F. , ÖZGÜR N. Y. , KIRŞAN İ.

Istanbul Universitesi Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi, vol.41, no.2, pp.227-231, 2015 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.16988/iuvfd.2015.40432
  • Title of Journal : Istanbul Universitesi Veteriner Fakultesi Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-231

Abstract

Canine mastitis occurs primarily during the postpartum period and may also occur during pseudopregnancy, as well as after early weaning of puppies. Clinical and bacteriological examinations of mammary secretion were performed in 17 bitches and results of the bacteriological examination of milk samples were evaluated. Staphylococcus intermedius (n=11) was the predominant isolate from the canine milk while the other microorganisms were Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, S. aureus, Citrobacter freundii, S. epidermidis and S. hyicus. According to the antimicrobial susceptibility test results, isolates were found mostly to be sensitive to gentamycin, while cefixime was detected as the least effective antimicrobial agent. As we had limited number of dogs in our study, further studies on this subject will be helpful for the veterinarians working with pet animals. Because dogs and humans live very closely in urban life style zoonotic transmissibility of S. intermedius shall be of interest to examine further in the future.