Bacterial flora in the Urinary bladder of apparently healthy cattle in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria
Fifty apparently healthy adult cattle presented for slaughter at the Maiduguri Metropolitan Abattoir were examined to determine the bacterial flora in the urinary bladder. Isolation and identification of the isolates in the aseptic urine samples from the urinary bladder were done according to standard bacteriological techniques. All the animals examined were positive for one bacterial isolates or the other. Proteus (30.0%) and Escherichia coli (30.0%) were the most common bacterial isolates. Other bacteria were Salmonella species (20.0%), Shigella species (14.0%) and Klebsiella species (6.0%). The isolates though from apparently healthy animals could be of health and epidemiological significance
Key Words: Bacterial flora, Bladder, Cattle, Maiduguri.