The Effect of Natural Mating on the Bacterial Pollution in the Endogenous Ram


The current study was conducted to determine the effect of natural mating on the bacteria isolated from the glans and prepuce of the endogenous ram penis. The swabs were taken from ten endogenous rams in the animal farm of the Veterinary Medicine College in Baghdad University.Four bacterial types were isolated before mating such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Proteus mirabilis and Brucella abortus. Seven bacterial types were isolated after mating which were Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Proteus mirabilis, Brucella abortus, Pseudomonus aeruginosa, Esherichia coli and Listeria monocytogenes. The result indicated that there was a clear effect of the mating on the bacterial pollution of the external genitalia of the endogenous rams.