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P revious studies 1 – 3 in different species have emphasized the importance of the intestinal microbiota on animal health. While there are publications characterizing the bacterial microbiota of the rabbit gastrointestinal (GI) tract 4 – 9 and

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ambiguous. 3 , 9 – 11 The etiopathogenesis of FCE is still unknown, and several factors, such as genetic predisposition, the environment, and gut microbiota, may play a role. 2 – 4 , 12 Indeed, the gut microbiota plays a substantial role in modulating the

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reported here was to characterize the fecal microbiota of healthy horses with access to pasture and fed a diet of free-choice timothy hay and to investigate alterations in that microbiota on the basis of sample collection site (rectum vs stall floor

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gastrointestinal microbiota. 8–11 Alterations in gastric microbiota, including decreases in Helicobacter spp, are additional positive effects of PPIs in people and dogs. 9,12 However, changes in gastrointestinal microbiota may also contribute to the association

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have close contact with a hen's microbiota, and newly hatched birds encounter a rich and diverse microbial environment from which they acquire their own intestinal microbiota. However, hatching has been automated to maximize commercial poultry

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MER without evidence of hepatic lipidosis. 14,15 The feline gastrointestinal tract has a vast and diverse microbiota population, with the body containing as many (or more) bacteria than it does host cells. 16 The community structure and function of

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Organisms that compose the intestinal microbiota have an important influence on the health of mammals by modulating the immune system and providing pathogen resistance. 1,2 Among the dietary strategies that can be used to modulate intestinal

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airway microbiota in the pathogenesis of various respiratory diseases, including asthma. Of interest, cats and humans share very similar features of allergic asthma, 2 making the study of the feline microbiota relevant to One Health initiatives. When

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multiple comparisons test for all other parameters. Analysis of fecal microbiota data was performed using SigmaPlot version 14.0. Differences in overall microbiota composition (β-diversity) between horses and treatments were tested via 2-way permutation

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eliciting mucosal immune responses and maintaining intestinal homeostasis. Its functionality is ensured by contact with the normal microbiota, which activates both innate defense mechanisms and adaptive immune responses. 8 The microbiota of chickens can be

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