Role of bacteria and lactic acid in the pathogenesis of gastric ulceration




Thoroughbred Horses

Research Organisation

The University of Queensland

Objective Summary

Establish involvement of lactic acid producing bacteria and their products (VFA & Lactic acid) in the pathogenesis of gastric ulceration in horses. Determine the effect of contrasting dietary regimens on the microbial contribution to the buildup of lactic acid and VFAs in the nonglandular portion of the stomach.

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Project Start Date

Sunday, August 1, 2004

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

HOR-Reduce the incidence and impact of diseases and parasites in horses


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