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.
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|
|Location:||Blichers allé 20, P.O. Box 50, |
DK-8830 Tjele, Denmark
|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|
|Deposited By:||Jensen, Ms Annette Nygaard|
|Deposited On:||14 Dec 2010 11:52|
|Last Modified:||18 Oct 2012 09:34|
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