21-Title: Diagnosis of mycotic mastitis in cow
Authors: Anil Langer, Anil Ahuja and DK Bihani
Source: Ruminant Science (2014)-3(2):235-236
How to cite this manuscript: Langer Anil, Ahuja Anil and Bihani DK (2014). Diagnosis of mycotic mastitis in cow. Ruminant Science 3(2):235-236.
The present study was conducted on 71 cattle suffering from clinical mastitis with no or poor response to antibiotics therapy. Milk samples were cultured for confirmation of mycotic mastitis and found 17 (23.9%) positive cases. Milk culture revealed 12 (16.9%) isolates of Candida albicans and 5 (7.04%) isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus. These isolates were tested for their sensitivity toward different probiotic strains from different sources. Results revealed that Lactobacillus acidophilus from goat colostrums followed by L. acidophilus from mare colostrums showed the best antifungal activities against C. albicans followed by A. fumigatus.
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