Fecal transplant can repopulate healthy microbiome in horses with colitis
April 15, 2020
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Bacterial DNA from the stool of horses with diarrhea that resolved after fecal microbial transplantation showed that the microbiota changed to more closely resemble the donor’s bacterial community, according to a study from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.
By analyzing the bacterial DNA in the stool of the patients and donors, the researchers found that the microbiota in horses with colitis is very diverse among individuals and differs from the microbiome of healthy horses. Three of the five patients survived to discharge.