Friday, September 5, 2014

Veterinary Highlights: The Bugs And Unhealthy Gut Connection Clinical Trial

Penn Vet is currently enrolling dogs with clinical signs of Canine Chronic Enteropathy (CCE) in a clinical trial aiming to determine the composition of the naturally occurring  bacteria of the gastrointestinal tract before, during and after treatment.

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Diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss are the common symptoms of CCE.

The word enteropathy really means an unhealthy gut. This can be due to food sensitivity, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or other problems.

The question is why the duration and severity of the symptoms, as well as response to treatment vary.

What is the role of the gut bugs and how does the gut ecosystem change in dogs treated for CCE?

Considering the fact, that a human body, for example, contains ten times more bacterial cells than human cells, it figures that bacteria play important role in how the body works.

Understanding this symbiosis could lead to better diagnostics and treatments.

For more information, contact the VCIC at 215-573-0302 or

Source article:
Evaluating the Role of the Microbiome in the Resolution of Canine Chronic Enteropathy

Further resources:
Current Clinical Trials at Penn Vet

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