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Mausam1, P.K. Ray1, A. Dey1, S. Mohanty1, P. Kaushik2, Anjay2, Manju Sinha3 and S. K. Gupta1
1ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, PO:BV College, Patna – 800 014, Bihar, India.
2Department of Veterinary Public Health, Bihar Veterinary College, Patna – 800 014, Bihar, India.
3Institute of Animal Health and Production, Patna – 800 014, Bihar, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2016;10(4):3183-3188
https://doi.org/10.22207/JPAM.10.4.95 | © The Author(s). 2016
Received: 24/08/2016 | Accepted: 27/09/2016 | Published: 31/12/2016
Abstract

The aim of this study was to know the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus in bovine milk samples and to evaluate the occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among S. aureus isolates. A total of 150 bovine milk samples were analysed which showed the prevalence of S. aureus in 56.67% of samples. The mecA gene detection by PCR among S. aureus revealed the distribution of MRSA in 29.33% of bovine milk samples. Antibiotic sensitivity pattern reveals that 86.36 and 95.45 percent MRSA isolates were resistant to penicillin and ampicillin respectively, whereas 80.49 and 87.80 percent non-MRSA isolates were found to be resistant to penicillin and ampicillin antibiotics respectively.

Keywords

Staphylococcus aureus, bovine milk, MRSA, mecA and ABST

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