1827: Defining the Specific Species of Bacteria That Contribute To Canine Periodontal Disease
Grant Status: Closed
AbstractExtensive studies have led to the consensus opinion that specific bacteria cause periodontal disease in humans. In contrast, we know very little about the underlying cause of gum disease in dogs, despite its high prevalence and associated pain. To overcome this gap in knowledge, Dr. Riggio will use cutting edge laboratory technology (known as 'high-throughput deep sequencing') to provide an in-depth understanding of the types of oral bacteria in dogs with periodontal disease vs. dogs without disease. This method detects the DNA of live bacteria and allows bacteria to be identified and quantitated without the need to grow them from clinical samples. This study will give us the most up to date knowledge on gum disease in dogs and will help in the development of vaccines and improved treatment methods for canine periodontal disease.
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