Correlation of Age with Distribution of Periodontitis-Related Bacteria in Japanese Dogs

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Author(s)

    • SHIRAI Mitsuyuki
    • Department of Pharmacology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252–5201, Japan
    • KATO Yukio
    • Department of Veterinary Public Health II, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252–5201, Japan
    • MURAKAMI Masaru
    • Department of Molecular Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252–5201, Japan
    • NOMURA Ryota
    • Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, Suita, Osaka 565–0871, Japan
    • YAMASAKI Yoshie
    • Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700–8556, Japan
    • TAKAHASHI Soraaki
    • Department of Pharmacology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252–5201, Japan
    • KONDO Chihiro
    • Department of Pharmacology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252–5201, Japan
    • MATSUMOTO-NAKANO Michiyo
    • Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700–8556, Japan

Abstract

We analyzed the distribution of 11 periodontitis-related bacterial species in dental plaque collected from 176 Japanese dogs divided into young (less than 2 years of age), middle-aged (2–7 years of age) and elderly (more than 8 years of age) groups using a polymerase chain reaction method. Clinical examination revealed that no dogs in the young group were affected by periodontitis, whereas the rates for gingivitis and periodontitis were high in the middle-aged and elderly groups. In addition, the total numbers of bacterial species in the middle-aged and elderly groups were significantly greater than in the young group. Our findings suggest that age is an important factor associated with the distribution of periodontitis-related bacteria and periodontal conditions in dogs.

Journal

  • Journal of Veterinary Medical Science

    Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 75(7), 999-1001, 2013

    JAPANESE SOCIETY OF VETERINARY SCIENCE

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130003362159
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10796138
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0916-7250
  • NDL Article ID
    024820059
  • NDL Call No.
    Z18-350
  • Data Source
    NDL  J-STAGE 
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