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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 3237-3242
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.374


Microbial Profile and Antimicrobial Effect of Donkey Milk against Staphylococcus aureus
K.M. Chandrashekar1*, R. Sharada1 and S. Isloor2
1Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary College, Hassan – 573 202, KVAFSU, Karnataka, India
2Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary College, Bangalore – 560 024, KVAFSU, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In India, there is a growing interest in donkey milk mainly because of its antimicrobial properties. The aim of this study was to know the microbial profile and to investigate antibacterial effect of raw donkey milk against Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). Average values of fat, SNF, cholesterol, proteins, lactose, salt, temperature and pH were 0.67, 8.05, 30.4, 2.95, 4.43, 0.66, 30.83 oC and 7.08 respectively. The total viable count in the neat donkey milk samples varied from 220 to 2080 cfu/ml (918 or 2.96 log cfu/ml on average). All samples were negative for moulds/yeast and also for pathogenic bacteria like S. aureus, Salmonella spp., E. coli, Bacillus cereus and Streptococcus spp. In two samples, the bacterial count reduced below the detection limit of <1 log cfu/ml after 5hr of incubation which indicates the antimicrobial effects of donkey milk. In disc diffusion test a clear zone of inhibition was noticed.


Keywords: Donkey milk, Microbial profile, Antimicrobial effect, Lysozyme
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Chandrashekar, K.M., R. Sharada and Isloor, S. 2018. Microbial Profile and Antimicrobial Effect of Donkey Milk against Staphylococcus aureus.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 3237-3242. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.374