Year: 2019 | Month: February | Volume 9 | Issue 1

Bacterial Investigation and Antibiogram in Corneal Ulcers in Dogs

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Corneal ulcers in dogs usually have a traumatic origin. They cause a break in the continuity of underlying corneal stroma and become rapidly contaminated with bacteria. Twenty eight clinical samples were obtained from corneal ulcer affected dogs for bacterial isolation and anti-microbial susceptibility. Bacterial growth was observed in 100% of the samples (n=28) and Staphylococcus spp. was isolated and characterized by culture, gram staining and various biochemical tests. Antibiogram pattern revealed that gatifloxacin and moxifloxacin antibiotics were found to be highly effective in the treatment of corneal ulcers in dogs. Corneal culture and sensitivity testing provided useful information for the diagnosis, determination of appropriate treatment and antimicrobial therapy for corneal diseases in dogs.

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