Fecal microbiota analysis of obese dogs with underlying diseases: A pilot study

Hyung Jin Park, Sang Eun Lee, Hyeun Bum Kim, Jae Hoon Kim, Kyoung Won Seo, Kun Ho Song

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Ten dogs were enrolled in this study: Two healthy dogs, two obese dogs without other medical issues and six obese dogs with underlying diseases including pemphigus, chronic active hepatitis, hyperadrenocorticism, narcolepsy, otitis media and heartworm infection. Pyrosequencing of the 16S rRNA gene to explore the gut bacterial diversity revealed that distal gut bacterial communities of samples from patients with pemphigus, otitis media and narcolepsy consisted primarily of Firmicutes, while the major phylum of the distal gut bacterial communities in patients with chronic active hepatitis and hyperadrenocorticism was Fusobacteria. Proteobacteria were the dominant phylum in heartworm infected obese patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-208
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Veterinary Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • 16S rRNA
  • Dog
  • Fecal microbiota
  • Obese
  • Pyrosequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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