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Studying How Intestinal Bacteria Develops in Foals

Intestinal diseases are common in foals, and many are influenced by the bacteria living in the gut (colletively known as the intestinal microbiome). Almost nothing is known about how the microbiome develops in foals, however, so researchers will assess this process. The information will provide insight into why certain diseases occur, diagnosing disease and developing novel ways to prevent and treat intestinal disease in foals.

Dr. J. Scott Weese, University of Guelph, Canada