A Microbiome Analysis of Equine Peripheral Dental Caries using Next Generation Sequencing

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Abstract

Background: Although, peripheral caries (PC) affects almost half of UK horses, no comprehensive microbiological study has been performed on this disorder. Because a high proportion of oral bacteria cannot
be conventionally cultured, a molecular microbiological technique such as Next Generation Sequencing are required to examine the complex oral bacteria community.

Objectives: To identify the microbiota involved in equine PC, including comparing microbiota at the more commonly and severely affected three caudal cheek teeth with the less commonly affected three rostral cheek
teeth
Original languageEnglish
JournalEquine Veterinary Journal
Early online date21 Apr 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 21 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • horse
  • dental disease
  • dental caries
  • peripheral caries
  • microbiology
  • molecular microbiology

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