Comparative Study on Vaginal Bacterial Microflora of Pet's and Stray Dogs
World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress Proceedings, 2005
Ali Shabestari Asl, Tabriz Islamic Azad
University, Veterinary Faculty, Small Animal Internal Medicine Department, Younes anzabi, Tabriz Islamic Azad University, Veterinary Faculty Microbiology Department, Hamed Sadegian

All of body membranes have a micro flora and these bacterial micro floras have a serious role to prevention of others bacterial attack and occasionally they can invade to damaged membrane and therefore, these organisms able to make an infection. Vaginal micro flora has a dual importance because these bacteria can able to migrate to other part of urogenital system and they can able to live or attack to other part of urogenital system like uterine.

In this study we try to determine the differentiation of bacterial micro flora of pet and stray dogs. For this reason, we select forty healthy dogs in each group. Clinical examination performed to roll out of any vaginitis and infectious problems. After disinfection of vulva, specimens hold by sterile cotton soap and send to laboratory by transport media. Specimens were cultured in MacConkey agar, Blood agar, OF and oxidase and catalase test Media.

Because of natural position of vagina in the female dogs, many bacteria may be seen in the vaginal membrane and so that contamination of vulva or vagina with fecal or skin micro flora may be occurring. In all texts, E.coli is a commonest bacterium that isolate from vagina. This matter was shown contamination of vagina with fecal and skin micro flora. Different bacteria were cultured in our study and unusual results were seen in pet dogs that can be made by laboratory or specimen process faults. With attention to the care and home management, pet dogs have a common micro flora and this matter were understand from many factors like environments, home care and managements, fecal micro flora. A major difference of vaginal micro flora not seen in the pet and stray dogs by sample T-test in SPSS 9.01. Therefore, the primary root of contamination of vaginal membrane is skin and fecal microorganisms.


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Ali Shabestari Asl

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