Effect of Prostoglandine PGF2 on Bacterial Elimination during Puerperium in Awassi Ewes


16 Awassi ewes have been used related to the animal farm in the Veterinary Medicine College, Baghdad University during 2006. Prostoglandine PGF2 was injected to (8) Awassi ewes on the day 4 post parturition, while (8) others Awassi ewes were left as control group. Vaginal swabs were taken for bacterial isolation on day 4, 16 and 28 post parturition. Isolated bacteria Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus showed a significant (P<0.01) decrease in their count accompanied with progressing time after parturition. The treated ewes also showed early estrus as compared to control group. No pathogenic bacteria were isolated during this study.