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The Fecal Microbiome in Dogs with Acute Diarrhea and Idiopathic Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Jan S. Suchodolski mail,

    jsuchodolski@cvm.tamu.edu

    Affiliation: Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Melissa E. Markel,

    Affiliation: Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Jose F. Garcia-Mazcorro,

    Affiliation: Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Gral. Escobedo, Nuevo León, México

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  • Stefan Unterer,

    Affiliation: Clinic of Small Animal Medicine, Ludwig-Maximillians-University, Munich, Germany

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  • Romy M. Heilmann,

    Affiliation: Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Scot E. Dowd,

    Affiliation: Molecular Research DNA Laboratory, Shallowater, Texas, United States of America

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  • Priyanka Kachroo,

    Affiliation: College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Ivan Ivanov,

    Affiliation: College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Yasushi Minamoto,

    Affiliation: Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Enricka M. Dillman,

    Affiliation: College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Jörg M. Steiner,

    Affiliation: Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Audrey K. Cook,

    Affiliation: College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Linda Toresson

    Affiliation: Helsingborg Referral Animal Hospital, Helsingborg, Sweden

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  • Published: December 26, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051907

About the Authors

Jan S. Suchodolski, Melissa E. Markel, Romy M. Heilmann, Yasushi Minamoto, Jörg M. Steiner
Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America
Jose F. Garcia-Mazcorro
Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Gral. Escobedo, Nuevo León, México
Stefan Unterer
Clinic of Small Animal Medicine, Ludwig-Maximillians-University, Munich, Germany
Scot E. Dowd
Molecular Research DNA Laboratory, Shallowater, Texas, United States of America
Priyanka Kachroo, Ivan Ivanov, Enricka M. Dillman, Audrey K. Cook
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America
Linda Toresson
Helsingborg Referral Animal Hospital, Helsingborg, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: jsuchodolski@cvm.tamu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal’s policy and have the following conflict. Author Scot E. Dowd is an employee of MR DNA (Molecular Research), Shallowater. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JSS SU JMS AKC LT. Performed the experiments: JSS MEM JFG SU RMH SED YM EMD LT. Analyzed the data: JSS MEM JFG SED PK II YM. Wrote the paper: JSS MEM JFG SU RMH SED PK II YM JMS AKC LT.