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ruminal bacteria

Dick Pratt PQQ at psuvm.psu.edu
Mon Dec 5 13:11:59 EST 1994

In article <3bnpr5$q9g at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>, gpisabarro at upna.es (Gerardo Pisabarro)

>A question for open discussion: where are the ruminal bacteria coming from?.
>In other words: how do ruminal bacteria invade a cow just born?. Remember
>that most of them are strict anaerobes and a pathway similar to the one
>followed by other facultative anaerobic bacteria can be too hard for them.

It seems reasonable to assume the bacteria follow the same (known) path
as for the rumen protozoa:  they are passed from the mother in saliva.
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