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PREVALENCE OF MASTITIS PATHOGENS AND THEIR RESISTANCE AGAINST ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS IN AWASSI SHEEP IN AL-BALQA PROVINCE OF JORDAN

Azmi D. Hawari1, Maher Obeidat2, Saddam Sh. Awaisheh2, Hala I. Al-Daghistani2, Amal A. Al-Abbadi2, Sharaf S. Omar2, Issam M. Qrunfleh2, Hanee M. Al-Dmoor2 and Jafar El-Qudah2
  • 1 Arab American University, Palestinian Authority
  • 2 Al-Blaqa’ Applied University, Jordan

Abstract

The primary objective of this study was to establish data on mastitis in Awassi Sheep in Al-Balqa Province of Jordan. Milk samples were collected from 260 lactating ewes that selected randomly from eight flocks. California Mastitis Test (CMT) gave result with 220 milk samples; 122 samples (55.5%) showed positive CMT. Infection with some bacterial species was associated with positive CMT. About 26% of the ewes revealed clinical signs of mastitis. The highest percentage of bacterial count, which range from 3×102 to <3.0 103 cfu mL-1 was founded in the milk samples. The most predominant bacteria isolated were Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus spp., Escherichia coli, Corynebacterium spp. and Coagulase negative Staphylococci. Sensitivity tests were applied to different isolated strains., Gentamycim, Ampicillin and Tetracycline were the most effective antimicrobial agents against the bacterial isolates.

American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 9 No. 2, 2014, 116-121

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajavsp.2014.116.121

Submitted On: 14 March 2014 Published On: 3 May 2014

How to Cite: Hawari, A. D., Obeidat, M., Awaisheh, S. S., Al-Daghistani, H. I., Al-Abbadi, A. A., Omar, S. S., Qrunfleh, I. M., Al-Dmoor, H. M. & El-Qudah, J. (2014). PREVALENCE OF MASTITIS PATHOGENS AND THEIR RESISTANCE AGAINST ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS IN AWASSI SHEEP IN AL-BALQA PROVINCE OF JORDAN. American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, 9(2), 116-121. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajavsp.2014.116.121

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Keywords

  • Awassi Sheep
  • Mastitis in Ewes
  • California Mastitis Test
  • Jordan