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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 2383-2389
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.296


Occurrence of Abortion Causing Organisms in Cattle and Buffaloes in Punjab Region and Their Characterization
Jasleen Kour, Tejinder Singh Rai, Paviter Kaur, Mrigank Honparkhe and A.K. Arora
Department of Veterinary Microbiology, College of Veterinary Sciences, GADVASU, Ludhiana, Punjab-141004, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A total of 39 samples taken from 36 abortion cases of cows and buffaloes in the regions in and around Ludhiana were examined microbiologically for isolation of commonly prevalent specific bacteria causing abortions. Out of these, only 4 isolates belonging to economically important bacterial genera were obtained. Three of these isolates belonged to Brucella spp. and 1 isolate was of Listeria spp. Rest of the samples yielded non-specific bacteria like E. coli, Staphylococcus spp., Streptococcus spp., Bacillus spp. etc. The isolates were obtained from animals which aborted in the last trimester of gestation. The Brucella spp. was isolated from foetal stomach contents and placenta (two from foetal stomach contents and one from placenta) and Listeria spp. was isolated from a placental sample. It is also concluded from this work that placenta and foetal stomach contents are the best specimens for isolation of Brucella spp. and Listeria spp.


Keywords: Brucella, Listeria, Abortion, PCR
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Jasleen Kour, Tejinder Singh Rai, Paviter Kaur, Mrigank Honparkhe and Arora, A.K. 2018. Occurrence of Abortion Causing Organisms in Cattle and Buffaloes in Punjab Region and Their Characterization.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 2383-2389. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.296