Gastric helicobacteria in domestic carnivores, classical defined as "Gastric Helicobacter-like organisms" (GHLOs) are Gramnegative, spiral-shaped bacteria with groups of flagella, and certain types have one or more periplasmic fibrils. They are micro-aerophilic and have an intense urease activity which enables them to survive in an acidic environment. All the phenotypic and genotypic characteristics (sequence of the coding genes for ribosomal Ribonucleic Acid (rRNA) 16S) indicate that these bacteria do indeed belong to the Helicobacter type. Although the role of the Helicobacter pylori can be confirmed in the genesis of both antral gastritis and in the maintenance of gastric duodenal ulcers in human beings, certain recent experimental work and clinical studies would also appear to have produced arguments in favour of the role played by helicobacteria in the development of inflammatory gastric diseases in domestic carnivores. The validation of simple and mildly invasive diagnostic tests, together with endoscopic techniques will, in a not so distant future, make it possible to carry out studies on large populations and subsequently confirm what for the moment is only an assumption.
|Translated title of the contribution||A Gastric helicobacteria in domestic carnivores|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Pratique Medicale et Chirurgicale de l'Animal de Compagnie|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 1998|