Abstract: Fifty eye swabs were taken from one eye of each healthy goat and were cultured into sheep blood and McConkey agar. Bacteria were isolated from the eyes of 32 out of 50 (60%) healthy goats. Brahmnella sp. (26.3%) were the most commonly recovered organisms followed by Staphylococcus sp. (22.8%). Other organisms isolated included Corynebacterium sp. (15.8%), Streptococcus sp. (8.8%), Micrococcus sp. (7.0%) and Pasteurella sp. (1.8%). A single bacterium was isolated from 12 out of 50 (24%) of the eye swabs.
E.Z. Mushi , M.G. Binta , R.G. Chabo and K. Dintwe , 2007. Conjunctival Flora of Fifty Healthy Goats in Sebele Farm, Gaborone, Botswana. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 6: 1388-1389.