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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 2483-2490
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.301


Evaluation of Escherichia Coli as a Microbial Tool in Residue Monitoring of Enrofloxacin in Milk
Monica Bothinathan1, Ghadhevaru Sarathchandra2* and S. P. Preetha3
1Pharmacovigilance Laboratory for Animal Feed and Food Safety, Director Centre for Animal Health studies, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai-600 05, India
2Faculty of Basic Sciences, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Madras Veterinary college campus, Chennai -600 007, India
3Madras veterinary college, TANUVAS, Chennai -600 007
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Antimicrobials are used in dairy cattle to treat disease and to improve feed efficiency. The widespread use of antimicrobials has created potential residue problems in dairy products. The problems associated with the antimicrobial residues in milk includes the risk of allergic reactions after consumption and transfer of antimicrobial resistant bacteria from livestock to human through contaminated food products. This study aims to monitor Enrofloxacin antimicrobial drug residue in milk by a simple microbial screening method. Two hundred milk samples comprising of 100 cow and 100 buffalo milk were collected from organized dairy farms. Milk samples were extracted for the antibiotic Enrofloxacin and were examined for the presence of Enrofloxacin antibiotic residues by microbial tube test method using the indicator organism Escherichia coli. The results of this study revealed 5 positive buffalo milk samples (5%) for enrofloxacin antimicrobial drug residues. This study explains that microbial screening method has a unique advantage of a high-throughput, economical and simple tool that can be used to screen the existence of antibiotic residues in foods of animal origin.


Keywords: Antibiotic residues, Milk, Microbial screening, Microbial assay, Milk residues
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Monica Bothinathan, Ghadhevaru Sarathchandra and Preetha. S. P. 2020. Evaluation of Escherichia Coli as a Microbial Tool in Residue Monitoring of Enrofloxacin in Milk.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 2483-2490. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.301