Characteristic of bacterial flora from the uterus in HanWoo cattle

정상 한우 및 번식장애 한우에 대한 자궁 내 세균 분석

  • Kim, Kiju (College of Veterinary Medicine and Institute of Veterinary Science, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Park, Soyeon (College of Veterinary Medicine and Institute of Veterinary Science, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Cho, Youngjae (College of Veterinary Medicine and Institute of Veterinary Science, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Jung, Bae-Dong (College of Veterinary Medicine and Institute of Veterinary Science, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Park, Joung-Jun (Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Center) ;
  • Hahn, Tae-Wook (College of Veterinary Medicine and Institute of Veterinary Science, Kangwon National University)
  • 김기주 (강원대학교 수의과대학 및 동물의학종합연구소) ;
  • 박소연 (강원대학교 수의과대학 및 동물의학종합연구소) ;
  • 조영재 (강원대학교 수의과대학 및 동물의학종합연구소) ;
  • 정배동 (강원대학교 수의과대학 및 동물의학종합연구소) ;
  • 박정준 (동물발생공학연구소) ;
  • 한태욱 (강원대학교 수의과대학 및 동물의학종합연구소)
  • Received : 2014.07.04
  • Accepted : 2014.10.21
  • Published : 2014.12.31


Uterine sterilization is important for improving fertility in cattle. This study compared bacterial flora in the uterus between healthy and repeat breeder cows (RBCs). The uterine flushing of six heifers, 13 healthy HanWoo cows and eight RBCs (HanWoo) were sampled, and 15 frozen semen samples were selected. Overall, 35 bacteria were identified from in HanWoo uterine flushing and semen. The bacterial genera identified from HanWoo uterine flushing were Alloiococcus, Bacillus, Enterobacter, Enterococcus, Erysipelothrix, Gardnerella, Granulicatella, Kocuria, Pantoea, Pasteurella, Rothia, Serratia, Sphingomonas, Staphylococcus, Stenotrophomonas and Streptococcus. The bacterial genera identified from HanWoo semen were Bacillus, Escherichia, Kocuria, Oligella, Pseudomonas, Serratia, Sphingomonas, Staphylococcus, Stenotrophomonas and Streptococcus. The prevalence and presence of the identified bacteria between healthy cows and RBCs differed significantly. Further studies are needed to determine the role of these bacteria in the uterus of HanWoo cattle with reproductive disorder.


Supported by : 농림수산식품부


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