Isolation and Identification of Corynebacterium Species from cases of skin and ear infection of dogs
Author(s): Dixit K Parasana, Pushpa M Makwana, Shobha K, Prakruti J Poshiya and Irshadullakhan H Kalyani
Abstract: The present study was carried out to investigate role of Corynebacterium bacteria in dogs suffering from skin infection and ear infection. Total 100 samples comprising 70 samples of skin and 30 samples of ear collected from dogs showed skin lesions and otitis externa, respectively. Corynebacterium spp. was isolated and identified on the basis of cultural characteristics, staining and at molecular level by PCR. The involvement of Corynebacterium spp. was observed as 7.14% and 6.66% in skin samples and ear samples, respectively. In vitro antibiotic susceptibility testing of bacterial isolates showed higher sensitivity against amikacin (85.71%), cefpodoxime (85.71%), enrofloxacin (85.71%) and ceftriaxone (71.42%), while higher resistance was recorded against amoxyclav (100%), clindamycin (71.42%) and erythromycin (71.42%).
How to cite this article:
Dixit K Parasana, Pushpa M Makwana, Shobha K, Prakruti J Poshiya, Irshadullakhan H Kalyani. Isolation and Identification of Corynebacterium Species from cases of skin and ear infection of dogs. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(6):31-33.