Diarrhea-associated pathogens, lactobacilli and cellulolytic bacteria in equine feces: responses to antibiotic challenge.

@article{Harlow2013DiarrheaassociatedPL,
  title={Diarrhea-associated pathogens, lactobacilli and cellulolytic bacteria in equine feces: responses to antibiotic challenge.},
  author={Brittany E Harlow and Laurie M. Lawrence and Michael D Flythe},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={166 1-2},
  pages={
          225-32
        }
}
Antibiotics are important to equine medicine, but antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) can lead to poor performance and even mortality. AAD is attributed to disruption of the hindgut microbiota, which permits proliferation of pathogenic microbes. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of common antibiotics on cellulolytic bacteria, lactobacilli, and AAD-associated pathogens in the feces of healthy horses. Fifteen horses were assigned to three treatment groups (blocked by age and sex… CONTINUE READING
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