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Research (Published online : 12-04-2013)

6. Involvement of fungal species in bovine mastitis in and around Mathura, India -Sarita Pachauri, Puneet Varshney, Sandeep Kumar Dash and Manoj Kumar Gupta
Vet World. 2013; 6(7): 393-395


Aim: To study the prevalence of mycotic mastitis in bovines of Mathura region.

Materials and Methods: A total of 100 milk samples collected from seven different regions of Mathura were examined by cultural, morphological and biochemical methods.

Results: Out of 100 milk samples processed 64 samples were found positive for fungal isolates. The most common isolates were Candida albicans, Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus niger.

Conclusion: The results of the present study suggest that Candida spp and Aspergillus spp are the main fungi involved in bovine mastitis in this region. Good hygiene and sanitation practices of animal farm and judicious use of antibiotics will lower incidence of bovine mycotic mastitis.

Keywords: Aspergillus, bovine, candida, fungus, mastitis, Mathura