ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : Hussain Jawad Kadim, Al-Jawad


Isolation of bacterial causes of abortion from cows in Karbala province

Al-Jawad Hussain Jawad Kadim

journal of kerbala university, 2013, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 216-221

This study was aimed to investigate the bacterial species that responsible for abortion in the caws at Kerbala city .This performed by testing 120 of aborted caws from different regions of Kerbala city through period of 8 months started from May till December 2012.
Clinical signs & clinical examination were used as a parameters in our study that performed on the aborted caws and fetus through last day of gestation , as well as using of blood samples and vaginal discharge for bacterial examination and isolation .
Results showed that Brucella spp was the main bacterial cause of abortion in the tested aborted caws and the percentage of infection reach to 13.33% , while other bacterial spp were detection in the present study but in lower percent as Staphylococcus aureus (5.83%) , E. coli (4.16%) , Salmonilla spp (1.66%) ,Campylobacter fetus (1.66%) and Listeria monocytogenes (0.83%).