• Understanding the Relationship between Intestinal Bacteria and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

    Scientific Title: Tackling the Canine Microbiome in Chronic Enteropathy: Characterizing the Functionally Significant Changes that Occur with Remission of Disease Summary: Researchers are looking at changes in gut bacteria that stimulate the immune system in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease to help identify novel ways to diagnose and treat this

  • Defining the Genetic Basis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a group of disorders in which the intestinal tract has become invaded with the dog’s own white blood cells leading to inflammation. Over time, this inflammation causes the intestine to become less efficient at absorbing nutrients from digested food and weight loss, and vomiting or

  • Investigating a Noninvasive, At-Home Diagnostic Technique for Gastrointestinal Disorders

    Gastrointestinal disorders are common in dogs and are often associated with a change in the rate food moves through the stomach and intestines. This study uses a noninvasive, wireless sensor capsule to determine the gastrointestinal transit in dogs. The information will help veterinarians to better diagnose gastrointestinal diseases, including bloat,

  • Mechanism of Epithelial Injury in Canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) occurs relatively frequently in dogs and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia and weight loss. Despite the incidence and severity of IBD in dogs, the underlying causes remain uncertain. Current theory suggests an interplay of genetic, environmental and immunological factors. Investigators will obtain epithelial cells from gastrointestinal