Correlation of age with distribution of periodontitis-related bacteria in Japanese dogs

Norihiko Hirai, Mitsuyuki Shirai, Yukio Kato, Masaru Murakami, Ryota Nomura, Yoshie Yamasaki, Soraaki Takahashi, Chihiro Kondo, Michiyo Nakano, Kazuhiko Nakano, Fumitoshi Asai

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)999-1001
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Veterinary Medical Science
Volume75
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Age
  • Canine
  • Dental plaque
  • Periodontitis
  • Periodontitis-related bacteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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Hirai, N., Shirai, M., Kato, Y., Murakami, M., Nomura, R., Yamasaki, Y., Takahashi, S., Kondo, C., Nakano, M., Nakano, K., & Asai, F. (2013). Correlation of age with distribution of periodontitis-related bacteria in Japanese dogs. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 75(7), 999-1001. https://doi.org/10.1292/jvms.13-0041