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Pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA genes in fecal samples reveals high diversity of hindgut microflora in horses and potential links to chronic laminitis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, November 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA genes in fecal samples reveals high diversity of hindgut microflora in horses and potential links to chronic laminitis
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, November 2012
DOI 10.1186/1746-6148-8-231
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Authors

Samantha M Steelman, Bhanu P Chowdhary, Scot Dowd, Jan Suchodolski, Jan E Janečka

Abstract

The nutrition and health of horses is closely tied to their gastrointestinal microflora. Gut bacteria break down plant structural carbohydrates and produce volatile fatty acids, which are a major source of energy for horses. Bacterial communities are also essential for maintaining gut homeostasis and have been hypothesized to contribute to various diseases including laminitis. We performed pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA bacterial genes isolated from fecal material to characterize hindgut bacterial communities in healthy horses and those with chronic laminitis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Germany 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Luxembourg 1 <1%
Unknown 127 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 24 18%
Student > Master 24 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 17%
Student > Bachelor 14 10%
Student > Postgraduate 10 7%
Other 23 17%
Unknown 17 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 59 44%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 32 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 3%
Other 5 4%
Unknown 22 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 December 2020.
All research outputs
#4,817,631
of 19,546,162 outputs
Outputs from BMC Veterinary Research
#307
of 2,682 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#58,341
of 266,301 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Veterinary Research
#8
of 36 outputs
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