Determination of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Bull and Boar Semen by Reaction Co-agglutination

M. VITKOV, G. VASILEV and M. STEFANOVA
Regional Research Institute of Veterinary Medicine, BG-6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

Abstract

VITKOV, M., G. VASILEV and M. STEFANOVA, 2002. Determination of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in bull and boar semen by reaction co-agglutination. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 8: 119–121

Investigations were carried out on 70 samples of bull semen and 83 samples of boar semen aimed at determination of P. aeruginosa by reaction co-agglutination. All samples with P. aeruginosa, determined by the conventional microbiological methods, manifested positive co-agglutination at 3–8-min intervals. All the control samples and all the samples free from Pseudomonas microorganisms did not react. These results would encourage further investigations in search of other reliable methods for improvement of semen control.

Key words: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, co-agglutination, immunization, semen