Intestinal Dysbiosis Program
Intestinal dysbiosis is an alteration in the composition and/or richness of the normal bacteria that are found in the gastrointestinal tract (microbiota). It has been suggested that states of intestinal dysbiosis exist and may possibly correlate with disease processes that affect the health of the intestine and other organs and diseases, such as cancer and immune-mediated diseases. The effect of intestinal dysbiosis on the progression of various diseases is currently lacking in both human and veterinary medicine. Ethos Discovery now asks what the influence of intestinal dysbiosis is on a variety of non-GI diseases in veterinary patients.
In this Program we will first determine if dysbiosis is associated with distant diseases and then use this as a starting point to:
- Develop new blood-based tests for the diagnosis of dysbiosis.
- Develop novel diets and other treatments for such clinically important dysbiosis.