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Mair, C; Plitzner, C; Domig, KJ; Schedle, K; Windisch, W; .
(2010): Impact of inulin and a multispecies probiotic formulation on performance, microbial ecology and concomitant fermentation patterns in newly weaned piglets.
J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl). 2010; 94(5):e164-e177 FullText FullText_BOKU

Abstract:
P>The effect of inulin and a multispecies probiotic formulation on performance and microbial parameters in a 28 days feeding trial with newly weaned piglets was assessed. Forty-eight piglets were allocated to a 2 x 2 factorial experiment involving two levels of inulin supplementation (0% or 0.4%) and two levels of probiotics (0 or 1 x 109 CFU/kg as fed, comprising enterococci, lactobacilli and bifidobacteria). In digesta samples obtained at slaughter (stomach, jejunum, ileum and colon), selected bacterial groups were enumerated and lactic acid, short chain fatty acids and ammonia concentrations analysed. The overall performance of piglets was unaffected by treatment. Inulin increased total aerobes in stomach and jejunum (p < 0.05), whereas enterococci declined in colon of the inulin group (p < 0.05). Furthermore decreasing colonic acetic acid (p < 0.01) and increasing lactic acid (p < 0.05) was observed for inulin. Probiotics increased total aerobes (p < 0.05) and enterococci (p < 0.01) in ileum and lactobacilli (p < 0.05), enterococci and gram-negative anaerobes (p < 0.01) in colon. Moreover, dry matter content in stomach and colon was lower and acetic acid in colon increased (p < 0.05). A decrease in ileal pH value was noted symbiotically for both additives. However, several parameters showed no synbiotic, but distinct individual effects of inulin and probiotics. Effects occurred along the entire gastrointestinal tract without restriction to the colon.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Domig Konrad
Schedle Karl
Schwarz Christiane
Windisch Wilhelm Matthias
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Animal Feed/analysis;Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena;Animals;Diet/veterinary;Dietary Supplements;Female;Fermentation;Gastrointestinal Contents/chemistry;Gastrointestinal Contents/microbiology;Gastrointestinal Tract/drug effects;Gastrointestinal Tract/microbiology*;Gastrointestinal Tract/physiology;Inulin/pharmacology*;Male;Probiotics/pharmacology*;Swine/physiology*;Synbiotics;Weaning*;

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piglets
inulin
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digestive tract


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