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weight is needed to cause a positive fecal occult blood test (FOBT) in dogs, highlighting the utility of fecal occult blood testing in identification of GI bleeding. 1 Gastrointestinal blood loss can be a cause of unexplained regenerative anemia in dogs

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of fecal IgA concentrations might be more meaningful in this species. 10,11 A study 11 investigating IgA concentrations in serum, saliva, tears, and bile reported a lack of correlation among IgA concentrations in these media, questioning the

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research has since expanded to include veterinary species including equids. Results of a pilot study 6 indicate that the fecal microbiome of ponies maintained with similar diets and housing conditions is fairly stable, but the fecal microbiome of

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reactive macrophages, is one of these markers. 8 Fecal calprotectin concentrations are higher in human patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, compared with concentrations in healthy control humans. 9–15 Moreover, there is a good correlation

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agents of diarrhea in alpacas. However, few data exist on the prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp in apparently healthy domesticated South American camelids (llamas and alpacas). Examination of fecal samples from 354 llamas at 33 locations in California

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plasma α-MSH concentration ≥ 45 pmol/L. Fecal egg counts —An initial fecal egg count was performed for each horse by use of a modified Wisconsin flotation method that involved sugar centrifugation of 5 g of feces/sample. 8 Minimum detection limit was 1

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gastrointestinal microbiota in energy harvest and fat storage. 16 Further, significant differences in fecal microbiota have been demonstrated between lean and obese humans, with these alterations resulting in changes in host energy expenditure from the diet

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been designed to evaluate the transmission of Salmonella spp within a herd and persistence of fecal shedding of Salmonella spp after natural infection. Experimental studies 10,11 have revealed that even after recovery from clinical disease, cattle

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here was to determine the effects of administration of omeprazole on the fecal and gastric microbiota of healthy adult horses. We hypothesized that oral administration of commercially available omeprazole paste at a dosage of 4 mg/kg, PO, for 28 days

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resistance genes in the gastrointestinal tract flora of cattle raised conventionally versus cattle raised without antimicrobials. The purpose of the study reported here was to determine prevalences of 14 tetracycline resistance genes in the fecal flora of

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