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Endometritis in Donkeys Associated with Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus Infection
Nannan Gao1, Yan Du2, Xiaolong Zheng3, Shi Shu1, Jiajia Suo2, Minzhen Han1, Xiaoling Ma1, Rong Huang1, Wei Peng1, Changqi Fu1, Faisal Siddique4, Shangrong Xu1, Wei Zhu1, 2, Ahrar Khan2,5, Jianbao Dong1, 2, 6* and Jun Zhang1**
1Academy of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Qinghai University, Xining, China; 2Shandong Vocational Animal Science and Veterinary College, Weifang, China; 3Qingdao customs district P.R. China, Qingdao, China; 4Department of Microbiology, Cholistan Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan; 5Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan; 6Shandong Collaborative Innovation Center for Donkey Industry Technology; Research Center of Effective-Breeding and Eco-Feeding of Donkey, College of Agronomy, Liaocheng University, Liaocheng, China
Corresponding author: * (JD); ** (JZ)


Endometritis has recently become one of the most important infectious diseases in donkey breeding farms in China. However, so far, no research has been conducted to confirm the causative agents. In the present study, one breeding farm was selected as a research model for isolation and identification of causative agents and epidemiological investigation. Streptococcus equi subspecies zooepidemicus was isolated from the uterus of symptomatic and asymptomatic donkeys and identified by PCR and MALDI-TOF MS analysis. On the farm, the infection rate was 57.1%, which indicated that endometritis is a severe problem and needs to pay much attention to donkey breeding farms. Moreover, female donkeys without mating experience were all negative which suggested the transmitting route might be artificial insemination or related handlings. This study will lead to a great understanding of the causative agent and epidemiological characteristics for endometritis in intensive donkey breeding farms.

To Cite This Article: Gao N, Du Y, Zheng X, Shu S, Suo J, Han M, Ma X, Huang R, Peng W, Fu C, Siddique F, Xu S, Zhu W, Khan A, Dong J and Zhang J, 2020. Endometritis in donkeys associated with Streptococcus equi subspecies Zooepidemicus infection. Pak Vet J, 40(4): 537-539.


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