Angelika Schoster

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The composition of the microbiota of the equine intestinal tract is complex. Determining whether the microbial composition of fecal samples is representative of proximal compartments of the digestive tract could greatly simplify future studies. The objectives of this study were to compare the microbial populations of the duodenum, ileum, cecum, colon and(More)
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile and Clostridium perfringens are commonly associated with colitis in equids, but healthy carriers exist. Scarce information is available on the prevalence of Clostridium spp. in gastrointestinal compartments other than faeces in healthy horses, and it is unknown whether faecal samples are representative of proximal(More)
The gastrointestinal microbiota is extremely important for human and animal health. Investigations into the composition of the microbiota and its therapeutic modification have received increasing interest in human and veterinary medicine. Probiotics are a way of modifying the microbiota and have been tested to prevent and treat diseases. Probiotics are(More)
BACKGROUND Up to 60% of foals develop diarrhea within 6 months after birth. Preventive measures are limited but potentially probiotics could be used. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of a newly designed probiotic on the incidence of foal diarrhea in a randomized field trial. ANIMALS Seventy-two healthy neonatal foals. METHODS Randomized,(More)
Clostridium difficile is an important gastrointestinal pathogen in humans and animals. Disease occurs after intestinal colonization with toxigenic strains of C. difficile and subsequent proliferation due to disturbances of the microbiota. Several animal species can be affected, but mainly pigs and horses, and occasionally dogs, develop clinical disease.(More)
BACKGROUND A variety of measures of L-lactate concentration ([LAC]) in the blood of critically ill neonatal foals have shown utility as prognostic indicators. These measures, evaluating either the severity of hyperlactatemia or the duration of exposure to hyperlactatemia, perform fairly well and have correctly classified 75-80% of foals examined in several(More)
BACKGROUND Information about treatment protocols, adverse effects and outcomes with intrapleural recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rTPA) use in horses with fibrinous pleuropneumonia is limited. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES Describe factors that contribute to clinical response and survival of horses treated with rTPA intrapleurally. ANIMALS Horses with(More)
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