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Occurrence of Salmonella enterica, subspecies enterica serovar Berta (Salmonella Berta) in bovine calves, in Himachal Pradesh, India

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine University of Zagreb
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  • Enrofloxacin
  • Jersey Cross-Bred Calves
  • Salmonella Berta
  • Economics
  • Medicine


Salmonellosis is an important zoonotic disease of economic significance. It infects both man and animals alike around the globe. Salmonella enterica, subspecies enterica serovar Berta (9,12 : f, g, t : -) was isolated from three out of five blood samples of 3-6-month-old ailing calves. The isolates were sensitive to ciprofloxacin, enrofloxacin, ofloxacin and moderately sensitive to gentamicin, lomefloxacin, oxytetracyclines, tetracyclines, but refractory to ampicillin and penicillin. Treatment with enrofloxacin resulted in cent per cent recovery. The infection might have been picked up by calves from poultry birds reared in the same premises.

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