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Effects of feeding prebiotics to pigs for 1 or 2 weeks before slaughter

Jensen, Annette Nygaard; Mølbak, Lars; Hansen, Laurits Lydehøj and Baggesen, Dorte Lau (2010) Effects of feeding prebiotics to pigs for 1 or 2 weeks before slaughter. In: Abstract book, 22nd International ICFMH Symposium, Food Micro 2010, p. 61.

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Prebiotics are non-digestible oligosaccharides acting by stimulating the growth of bacteria being beneficial for the gastrointestinal health of the host and may serve as a means to control pathogens. This study aimed to assess if inclusion of chicory or lupins (prebiotics) in the diet of pre-slaughter pigs for just 1 or 2 weeks could change the composition of their intestinal microbiota and help to lower the level of the important foodborne pathogen Campylobacter spp.
The study showed that even a short-term alternative feeding strategy with prebiotics in the diet of pre-slaughter pigs elicited changes in the composition of intestinal microbiota with stimulation of the growth of bifidobacteria in caceum and a reduction of the Campylobacter spp. excretion level.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Other
Keywords:pigs, prebiotics, lupine, chicory, campylobacter, bifidobacteria, gutflora
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > QEMP - Integrity and quality of organic meat and egg
Denmark > DTU - Technical University of Denmark
Research funders: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > QEMP - Integrity and quality of organic meat and egg
Acronym:QEMP
Location:Blichers allé 20, P.O. Box 50,
DK-8830 Tjele, Denmark
Start Date:2007
End Date:2010
Deposited By: Jensen, Ms Annette Nygaard
ID Code:18115
Deposited On:14 Dec 2010 11:52
Last Modified:18 Oct 2012 09:34
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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