Seen some research done on using Mannose to dislodge and flush out some bateria in the uterus. Have tried it on 2 mares. Cultures returned negative. I like the idea of not creating bacterial resistance to antibiotics (seems I keep seeing more and more cultures coming back that are not susp. to the usual antibiotics). Just wondering what results others are getting, whick bacteria this works best on, if they are using it pre-breeding, etc. Jos?
Jos Posted From: 126.96.36.199
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 01:29 pm:
I'm not a vet, but know of others who have used the Mannose infusion/lavage and seem satisfied with it.
There is a detailed research report available by clicking here.
The research document indicates that Mannose can have an adherance-inhibiting effect on E. coli, Streptococcus equi subsp. Streptococcus zooepidemicus (formerly Streptococcus zooepidemicus but recently reclassified), Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
I am also aware of some people who have successfully used Mannose in semen extenders to replace antibiotics.
It certainly seems to have potential for positive use, especially in association with - as you point out - a reduction in the use of antibiotics and the subsequent possible formation of resistant pathogens or superinfections.
Any info or speculation on what effect Mannose would have on yeast?
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