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Online Journal of Veterinary Research

(Including Medical and Laboratory Research)

Established 1994
ISSN 1328-925X


Volume 26 (10): 762-769, 2022.

Antibiotic susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus swabbed from flystrike (Chrysomya bezziana) myasis in sheep and goats.


Nabeel Ahmed Al-Anbagi, Ahmed Jassim Amialy, Asaas Chasib Al-Atabi.


Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Kufa




Al Anbagi NA, Amialy AJ, Al Atabi AC., Antibiotic susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus swabbed from flystrike (Chrysomya bezziana) myasis in sheep and goats, Onl J Vet Res., 26 (10): 762-769, 2022. We report antibiotic susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus swabbed from skin sites infested by screw worm Chrysomya bezziana in 52 sheep and 35 goats. We found prevalence in sheep of ~60 and goats ~40% wherein of 52 sheep, ~79% in ewes and 21.1% in wethers and of 35 goats, ~83% on females and ~20% males were infested. Antibiotic susceptibility (%) for Staphylococcus aureus spp by disc diffusion for vancomycin was 98.1, florphenicol 84.6, doxyclycline 60.2, cefotixin 72.3, amoxicillin 44.8, clavulanic acid 36.5, oxytetracycline 30.4, chloralphenicol 22.6, clindamycin 13.2, penicillin 41.2, ciprofloxalin 47.5, enroflaxine 39.0, tetracycline 44.8 and lincomycin, gentamycin and gentamycin 53.2%. Results suggest that there was no difference in antibiotic susceptibility to staphylococcus aureus taken from screw worm sites in goats or sheep. However, the bacteria were susceptible to vancomycin and florphenicol.


Keyword: Screw worms, Myiasis, Staphylococcus aureus, Antimicrobial.