Dog waste contaminates our waterways: A new test could reveal how big the problem is

Development of Rapid Canine Fecal Source Identification PCR-Based Assays
Environmental Science & Technology

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Americans love their dogs, but they don’t always love to pick up after them. And that’s a problem. Dog feces left on the ground wash into waterways, sometimes carrying bacteria — including antibiotic-resistant strains — that can make people sick. Now scientists have developed a new genetic test to figure out how much dogs are contributing to this health concern, according to a report in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology.

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