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

The University of Queensland

  • Project code: PRJ-000535

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Sunday, August 1, 2004

  • Project completion date: Wednesday, January 30, 2008

  • National Priority: HOR-Thoroughbred diseases and parasites


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 build-up of lactic acid and VFAs in the non-glandular portion of the stomach.