Abstract : ABSTRACT
A total of 730 samples comprising poultry caeca (210), chicken meat (111) and poultry droppings (180) along with faecal contents from goat (26), sheep (23), pigs (78), calves (20) and human (82) were collected from different places of Kumaun. Of these 39 (5.34% ) were found positive for Campylobacter. The highest prevalence was in poultry caeca (7.62%) followed by poultry droppings (7.22%), calves faeces (5%), humans stools (3.66%), chicken meat (3.60%) and pigs faeces (2.56%). Any Campylobacter could not be recovered in samples collected from goat and sheep. Out of 39 pure cultures isolated, 19 were identified as C. jejuni and 17 as C. coli, whereas, 3 C. jejuni cultures negative for hippurate hydrolysis test. All the C. jejuni isolates (100%) were found to be sensitive to Amoxiclav, while 93.75% showed resistance towards Penicillin G. Among 7 Campylobacter coli isolates, 5 (71.43%) were sensitivity to Amoxyclav and Ampicillin. Only Penicillin G was found to be resistant in 5 (71.43%) of the C. coli isolates.