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Online Journal of Veterinary Research

Volume 24 (11): 646-650, 2020.

Bacteria isolated from multiple-dose medication vials in dairy and poultry farms.


Hytham EY Omer1 MVM and Elhassan MA Saeed2 BVSc, MVSc, PhD.


1Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries, 2Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Khartoum, Sudan.




Omer H, Saeed E., Bacteria isolated in multiple-dose medication vials in dairy and poultry farms, Onl J Vet Res., 24 (11): 646-650, 2020. Prevalence of aerobic bacteria in multiple-dose veterinary medication vials from 99 of 14 injectable and non-injectable drugs from 13 dairy and 5 poultry farms were investigated. Bacterial contamination was found in 24.2% injectable and 60.6% non-injectable containers. The 9 isolates found included 3 pathogens. No difference was found between poultry and dairy farms, but did exist between relatively good and bad hygienic measures. Multiple-dose veterinary medication containers in animal farms are at risk of contamination by potentially pathogenic bacteria which may constitute a real threat to animal health.


Key words: Bacterial contamination, multipl-dose veterinary medication vials, dairy, poultry farms.