Comparison of fecal microbiota between German holstein dairy cows with and without left-sided displacement of the abomasum

Eun Sik Song, Sang Il Jung Sang, Hyung Jin Park, Kyoung Won Seo, Jeong Hoon Son, Sanghyun Hong, Minkyung Shim, Hyeun Bum Kim, Kun Ho Song

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Abstract

One of the most common diseases in high-performance German Holstein dairy cows is left-sided displacement of the abomasum (LDA). Hypomotility of the abomasum is detrimental during the pathogenesis of LDA. It is known that improper interactions between the gut microbiota and the enteric nervous system contribute to dysfunctions of gastrointestinal motility. Therefore, we hypothesized that the gut microbial composition will be different between German Holstein dairy cows with and without LDA. We used 16S rRNA gene analysis to evaluate whether there are any differences in bacterial composition between German Holstein dairy cows with and without LDA. Even though our data are limited to being used to correlate compositional changes with corresponding functional aspects in the pathogenesis of LDA, results from this study show that the fecal microbial compositions of German Holstein dairy cows with LDA shifted and were less diverse than those in normal cows. In particular, Spirochaetes were absent in cows with LDA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1140-1143
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume54
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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