Vaginal lactic acid bacteria in the mare: evaluation of the probiotic potential of native Lactobacillus spp. and Enterococcus spp. strains

@article{Fraga2007VaginalLA,
  title={Vaginal lactic acid bacteria in the mare: evaluation of the probiotic potential of native Lactobacillus spp. and Enterococcus spp. strains},
  author={Mart{\'i}n Fraga and Karen Perelmuter and Luis Delucchi and Esther Cidade and Pablo Zunino},
  journal={Antonie van Leeuwenhoek},
  year={2007},
  volume={93},
  pages={71-78}
}
Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are important members of the human vaginal microbiota and their presence is considered beneficial. However, little is known about native vaginal bacteria in other animal species such as the horse. The aim of this work was to quantify the vaginal lactic acid bacteria and lactobacilli of mares and to establish if selected equine vaginal lactic acid bacteria, particularly Lactobacillus and Enterococcus spp. strains, could exhibit potential as probiotics. The vaginal… CONTINUE READING

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