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Isolation and Identication of Klebsiella pneumoniae from a Milk Sample

Lalan kumar Arya, Manoj Kumar, Pallavi Priya, Kumar Saurabh, and Namrata Kumari

Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science, Sheikhpura, Patna-800014, Bihar.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal January 2020: 97 (1) - pages 15 to 17
(Received: June, 2019, Accepted: August, 2019)


Klebsiella pneumoniae is a gram negative bacilli which produces clinical mastitis in dairy cows. In the present study, Klebsiella pneumoniae was isolated from milk of a cross breed cow suffering from clinical mastitis in Bihar, India. Klebsiella pneumoniae produces lactose fermenting pink mucoid colony on Mac Conkey agar followed by biochemical test results like Indole negative, Citrate positive, TSI Acid/Acid with gas, mannitol fermenter, non-motile, Urease test positive. Antibiotic Sensitivity Test revealed higher susceptibility to quinolone group of antibiotics against Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Key Words: Mastitis, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Milk

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