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Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 8  |  Issue: 5  |  Page No.: 958 - 961

Mastitis in One Humped She-Camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Jordan

Azmi D. Hawari and Dhia S. Hassawi    

Abstract: This study was conducted to establish data on mastitis in she-camels in Jordan. Milk samples were collected from 90 dromedary camels in south province of Jordan. California Mastitis Test (CMT) gave results with 70 milk samples; 42 samples (60%) showed positive CMT. Infection with some bacterial species was associated with positive CMT. About 21% of the camels revealed clinical signs of mastitis. The highest percentage of bacterial count, which range from 3.0x102 to <3.0x103 cfu mL-1, was founded in the milk samples. The most predominant bacterial isolates were Micrococcus spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus spp. and Corynebacterium spp. Gentamycin, Ampicillin and Tetracycline were the most effective antimicrobial agents against the bacterial isolates.

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