Microbiology of the genitalia of nulliparous and postpartum Savanna Brown goats

Abstract

A study of the bacterial flora of the genitalia of nulliparous Savanna Brown does was carried out both before breeding and at different intervals postpartum to investigate the type of microbial organisms that could be present in the uterus, cervix and the vagina respectively. Of 29 pre-breeding vaginal swabs, Staphylococcus sp. was isolated from 20 goats, Streptococcus sp. from 15 goats and Micrococcus sp. from four goats. Mycoplasma agalactiae was isolated from five goats. The postpartum vagina did not show any appreciable change in the microbial flora, except that Escherichia coli was encountered in two cases. The uterus yielded E. coli from the goats slaughtered 2 days postpartum; Micrococcus sp. from goats slaughtered 12 days postpartum; Staph. aureus from goats slaughtered 16 days postpartum and Staph. aureus from goats slaughtered 24 days postpartum. Also in these two cases — a goat slaughtered at two days postpartum (dpp) and a goat slaughtered 16 dpp — E. coli was present in the uterus. Other isolates from the uteri of slaughtered goats were Micrococcus sp. (12 dpp), Staph. aureus and Micrococcus sp. (16 dpp) and Staph. aureus (24 dpp).

DOI: 10.1007/BF00344950

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@article{Fasanya1987MicrobiologyOT, title={Microbiology of the genitalia of nulliparous and postpartum Savanna Brown goats}, author={O. O. A. Fasanya and David Adegboye and E. C. I. Molokwu and N . I . Dim}, journal={Veterinary Research Communications}, year={1987}, volume={11}, pages={191-198} }