internal and preventive medicine, College of Veterinary
Medicine, University of Basrah, Iraq.
*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: email@example.com
Accepted June 18, 2018
A five year local
buffalo breed was brought to the Consultant Veterinary Teaching
Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Basrah,
Iraq, with a patients history of swelling, pain and redness of
the udder with coldness, blue black coloration, fluid exudation,
and crepitating were detected on one quarter area. Moreover,
edematous fluid was extended to the belly of the diseased
buffalo. In addition, milk of the diseased buffalo were watery
in its consistency with light red or deep pink color. Gangrenous
mastitis was clinically diagnosed on the basis of clinical
features caused by Proteus mirabilis which isolated on blood
agar with its specific swarm forming character and confirmed by
the VITEK system diagnosis on the basis of laboratory features.
It has been concluded that the microorganism Proteus mirabilis
could cause gangrenous mastitis in the local buffalo breed.
Therefore, it needs more attention for prophylactic measure.
Keywords: Gangrenous mastitis, local buffalo breed,
Proteus mirabilis, Iraq