Introduction: Bacteriological techniques

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Term: 2014
Published: February 27, 2014
Revised: March 1, 2017

The Introduction to the applied veterinary bacteriology and mycology module includes the following topics:

  • Classification of bacteria and fungi
  • Bacteria and fungi of public health concern in the laboratory
  • Sampling methods, including handling of specimens in the laboratory and the required media and growth conditions for the isolation of bacteria
  • Bacteria and fungi of veterinary importance that can be isolated from tissues and organs of domestic and  wild animals
  • Purification of bacterial colonies for identification purposes
  • Use of different types of microscopes and staining of tissue smears
  • Primary identification tests that are used to group bacteria into different categories for further identification
  • Antimicrobial sensitivity tests that are available and their application and limitations
  • Different bacterial counting methods used in a laboratory and their application

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The following sub-modules are part of the module on applied veterinary bacteriology and mycology:

  • Identification of anaerobic bacteria
  • Identification of aerobic, facultative anaerobic and microaerophilic bacteria
  • Identification of fungi
  • Identification of Mycoplasmas

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Dr JA Picard

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