Studies on prevalence and risk factors associated with colibacillosis in cattle calves in Bikaner

Title: Studies on prevalence and risk factors associated with colibacillosis in cattle calves in Bikaner

Authors: TC Nayak, AP Singh, Savita, R Yadav, SR Gupta and JP Kachhawa

Source: Ruminant Science (2019)-8(1):89-92

Cite this reference as: Nayak TC, Singh AP, Savita, Yadav R, Gupta SR and Kachhawa JP (2019). Studies on prevalence and risk factors associated with colibacillosis in cattle calves in Bikaner. Ruminant Science 8(1):89-92.


Calf diarrhoea caused by E. coli is called colibacillosis, which is a very common and severe disease of neonatal calves. In the present investigation one hundred two diarrhoeic cattle calves (below 1 month of age) were screened for the prevalence of colibacillosis at Bikaner district of Rajasthan. Rectal swabs were cultured in EMB agar for isolation and identification of E. coli bacteria and multiplex PCR was carried out. Overall prevalence of colibacillosis in cattle calves was found 79.41 per cent. Young age, colostrum feeding practices and housing and hygienic practices were ascertained as a risk factor for colibacillosis in cattle calves.


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