Dynamics of bacterial communities in vaginas and feces between pre and postpartum of dairy cowsopen access
- Son, J.-K.; Kim, D.-H.; Lee, J.; Kim, S.-B.; Park, B.-Y.; Kim, M.; Lee, S.; Hur, T.-Y.; Kim, E.T.
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- Korean Society of Veterinary Science
- Feces; Microbiota; Postpartum; Prepartum; Vagina
- Korean Journal of Veterinary Research, v.61, no.1
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- Korean Journal of Veterinary Research
- The reproductive tracts have an intimate relationship with reproduction because there are bacterial communities that can affect reproductive health. The differences in the bacterial community of periparturient dairy cows were investigated. Vaginal and fecal samples were collected seven days before and after calving, and DNA was extracted to sequence the V3-V4 regions of the 16S rRNA genes. In the postpartum vaginas, operational taxonomic units, Chao1, Shannon, and Simpson were decreased, and phyla Fusobacteria and Bacteroidetes were increased. In summary, bacterial abundance can affect the periparturient biological differences in dairy cows, suggesting a susceptibility to infection within one week after calving. ? 2021 The Korean Society of Veterinary Science. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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