The Flora of Healthy Dogs. I. Bacteria and Fungi of the Nose, Throat, and Lower Intestine
Technical Progress rept.
LOVELACE FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ALBUQUERQUE NM
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Practical methods for isolating and identifying organisms in the lower intestine, nose, and throat of the dog were outlined and employed. Using these, bacteria and fungi from rectal swabs were determined at two different times on 22 dogs. Results indicated that the flora was relatively stable with wide fluctuations in only a few groups and these, largely, were in those, bacteria less frequently observed. E. coli and S. viridans were the organisms most frequently found. S. viridans and Neisseriae were most often isolated from throat swabs and coagulase negative staphylococci, S. viridans, and Neisseriae from nasal swabs. The flora from all areas was similar to that found in humans. All organisms cultured were identified, giving a total of 49 different bacteria and fungi.
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