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Year : 2018, Volume : 19, Issue : 1
First page : ( 71) Last page : ( 73)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Bacterial biomass identification and its drug sensitivity in ulcerated granulomatous lesions of head-A study of six cattle

Singh Amarpreet, Kumar Ashok, Dwivedi D.K.*, Bhardwaj H.R.

Division of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST-J), R.S. Pura, Jammu-181102 (Jammu and Kashmir)

*Corresponding author. E-mail: kumardinesh25@rediffmail.com

Online published on 5 November, 2018.


The study was undertaken on six cattle with ulcerated granulomatous lesions in head region. Pus samples were collected from the granulomatous lesions and processed for bacterial isolation and identification. Bacillus spp., Staphylococcus spp., Actinobacillus spp. and Pseudomonas spp. were isolated with absolute sensitivity to Ceftriaxone, Enrofloxacin and Gentamicin. Oral administration of Potassium iodide (6 grams daily for one week) along with antibiotic therapy assisted recovery. Sub-mandibular region of head was the most commonly affected site. Histopathology revealed Splendore-Hoeppli bodies, suggestive of Actinobacillus spp. along with hyperkeratinization of epidermis, dermal fibrosis, oedema of stratum spinosum and central necrotic calcified area in a few cases along with presence of lymphocytes, macrophages and plasma cells.



Cattle, granulomatous, head, ulcerative.


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