Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)
Aetiology of clinical goat mastitis and their occurrence in Wayanad District
Mukesha Kini MA, Smitha JP, Deepa PM, Vijaya Kumar and Prejit
Mastitis is regarded as one of the most important diseases of economic importance in livestock sector. Goat mastitis can result in considerable economic loss to the marginal farmer in terms of ill health among goats and the kids as well. This study was conducted to identify the etiological agents causing clinical mastitis in goats in the district of Wayanad where cases of gangrenous mastitis had showed an increasing trend during the past years. Various organisms identified were staphylococci (64.4%) followed by E. coli, Klebsiella spp. & Pseudomonas spp. (8.8% each) and Streptococcus spp. & Enterobacter spp. (4.4% each). The most common staphylococcal organism isolated was S. aureus that contributed to 51 per cent of the staphylococcal isolates.
How to cite this article:
Mukesha Kini MA, Smitha JP, Deepa PM, Vijaya Kumar, Prejit. Aetiology of clinical goat mastitis and their occurrence in Wayanad District. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(1):405-406.