Listeria monocytogenes was isolated from five cases of abortions/stillbirths out of a total of twenty seven in organized sheep farms of Kashmir valley. Out of a total five isolates recovered, three were isolated from only brain tissues, two from both brain and livers . All the isolates produced marked degree of beta haemolysis on 10 per cent sheep blood agar plates in 24-36 hr. The 18 hr old broth culture produced kerato-conjuctivitis and monocytosis in healthy rabbits within 2- 6 days on intra-occular instillation.
Listeria monocytogenes, Sheep farms, Abortion, Still births
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