Enrichment of bifidobacteria in the hen caeca by dietary inulin
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Caecal bifidobacterial concentration was increased more than 3-fold in inulin-treated laying hens. The counts of bifidobacteria in birds fed as the control were 9.64, in inulin-diet fed ones 10.17 log CFU/g of caecal content, respectively. Dietary inulin had no effect on caecal microbial metabolite concentration. The proportion of inulin-fermenting bifidobacteria in the total bifidobacteria increased 2-fold in inulin-treated birds.
KeywordsInulin Mupirocin Total Viable Count Microbial Metabolite Burdock Root
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