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Microbiological studies on genital infections in slaughtered ewes from tropical arid zone of Nigeria

GD Mshelia, VT Bilal, VA Maina, K Okon, SA Mamza, ID Peter & GO Egwu.

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Abstract
An abattoir survey was undertaken to investigate genital bacterial infections of ewes in tropical arid zone of Nigeria. Vaginal and uterine samples were collected and cultured using standard bacteriological techniques. The results of the study showed that the isolates were Escherichia coli (32%), Staphylococcus spp (26%), Klebsiella spp (16%), Pseudomonas (15%) and Proteus (11%); wherein E coli and S aureus were the most common bacterial isolates. The bacterial population in the vagina (64%) was significantly (p

Key words: Antimicrobial susceptibility, Ewes, E. coli, S. aureus, Genital infections



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