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What’s bugging you? Updates in veterinary microbiology
Emily Stein, PhD, explains how the oral and gut microbiomes impact animal health
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On this episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Adam Christman, DVM, MBA sits down with Emily Stein, PhD and CEO at Teef For Life, to talk about the microbiome and how it affects medicine and nutrition.
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Emily Stein, PhD: Yeah, so we've kind of we've been realizing that [microorganisms] eat before we do, and we just absorb the waste products. And so the goal, like what I'm really aiming to do, is feed the microbiome in a way that sculpts who lives in that microbial compartment, and what they secrete so I decrease waste products that cause inflammation or lead to cancer down the road. I'm really trying to minimize that. So, the goal is really to understand the microbial metabolism and their nutrient requirements that you want to feed them so that you're ultimately feeding the cat or the dog or the horse the right kind of diet for their health.