LHS postgraduate research student, Preena Mistry, is looking for dog owners to volunteer to help with her project researching Salmonella carriage in pet dogs.
It is estimated that up to 43% of dogs may carry Salmonella, though they show no signs of clinical infection. Preena’s project aims to isolate these salmonellas from dog faeces and to determine if the strains could potentially cause human salmonellosis. It is anticipated this study will provide valuable information on the prevalence of Salmonella in dogs and provide a better understanding of the gut flora of pet dogs.
In exchange for a faecal sample from your dog, participants will be reimbursed with dogs treats provided by Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition!
If you are interested in getting involved in this study please contact Preena Mistry on ext 3904 (Lab MB327).