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Fecal microbiota transplantation to treat canine atopic dermatitis?

Yes, you read that right!


In a pilot study, researchers evaluated the efficacy of a single oral FMT (fecal microbiota transplantation) on clinical signs and the gut microbiota of dogs with atopic dermatitis.


The authors concluded that the gut microbiota plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of cAD, and that oral FMT could be a new therapeutic approach targeting the gut microbiota in cAD.



About the author  

Dr. Aline Santana is a Brazilian veterinarian with over 12 years of experience in both research and private dermatology practice. In 2021, she completed her PhD in veterinary dermatology at the University of São Paulo (Brazil), with a sandwich period at the University of Minnesota, where she conducted research on the skin microbiome of cats. Since 2012, she has been an active member of the Brazilian Society of Veterinary Dermatology (SBDV). From 2015 to 2021, Dr. Santana served as the director of social media marketing, contributing to the organization's outreach and communication efforts.

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