Gut Bacteria Predict Bowel Disease in Dogs

arf NA Jan 17

The type of bacteria found in a dog’s feces can accurately identify the presence of bowel disease in 90% of cases. It is not known if the type of bacteria found are a cause of the disease or a result of the disease. Irritable bowel disease (IBD) is characterized by digestive tract inflammation and includes diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

Go to http://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol2016177 to read the original research.

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