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D. Chandrasekaran A. P. Nambi P. S. Thirunavukkarasu S. Vairamuthu P. Venkatesan K.G. Tirumurugaan

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The study was undertaken to determine the prevalence and treatment of antibiotic resistant mastitis in dairy cows. The predominant resistant causative pathogen was Escherichia coli (50.64 %) followed by S. aureus (44.25 %) and Methicillin resistant Staphylococcal aureus (5.11%).These isolates were found sensitive to gentamicin, enrofloxcain, amoxicillin+sulbactam, ceftriaxone and resistant to amoxicillin, oxytetracycline, penicillin G and oxacillin. In all the treatment groups of E. coli, S. aureus and MRSA mastitis, the post treatment pH, SCC was significantly (P < 0.01) decreased when compared to pre treatment pH, SCC values and the post treatment electrical conductivity was significantly (P < 0.01) increased when compared to pre treatment electrical conductivity value. In E. coli mastitis, treated with amoxicillin+sulbactam, ceftriaxone, enrofloxacin and gentamicin showed 74.1%, 67.75 %, 76.67 % and 64.52 % clinical recovery and in S. aureus mastitis, showed 65.25 %, 65.25 %, 72.43 % and 68.98 % clinical recovery. In MRSA mastitis, enrofloxacin was found to be highly effective in comparison to amoxicillin+sulbcactam.

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Keywords

Antimicrobial sensitivity, Bovine mastitis, E. coli, Electrical conductivity, S. aureus

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Chandrasekaran, D., Nambi, A. P., Thirunavukkarasu, P. S., Vairamuthu, S., Venkatesan, P., & Tirumurugaan, K. (2014). A study on treatment of resistant mastitis in dairy cows. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 6(2), 786-791. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v6i2.537
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