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The effect of lactating rabbit does on the development of the caecal microbial community in the pups they nurture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17714388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIMS: To study the effect of microbial community of the rabbit does as influenced by dietary factors, on the development of the gut microbiota of their litters. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-four lactating does were given a diet unsupplemented (NAB) or with 100 ppm of bacitracin (BAC) or tiamulin (TIA) to modify their digestive microbiota. Litters were adjusted to six pups. In Trial 1, four does per diet milked their own six pups. In Trial 2, two does per diet nursed three of their pups and three fostered from the doe given the same diet. In Trial 3, two does on each diet nursed three of their pups and three fostered from another doe fed on another diet. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) analyses of the litter microbiota showed that the effect of the milking mother was greater than the influence of the biological mother. TIA had a strong effect on the bacterial profile even prevailing over that of the milking mother, in contrast to BAC. CONCLUSIONS: Nursing mother microbiota plays an important role over that of the litter. Caecal colonization that occurs during the lactation process prevailed over that during the partum. SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPACT OF THE STUDY: Manipulation of the mother's microbiota may help for adaptation of the litter microbial community against pathologic digestive processes.
L Abecia; M Fondevila; J Balcells; N R McEwan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied microbiology     Volume:  103     ISSN:  1364-5072     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-23     Completed Date:  2007-12-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9706280     Medline TA:  J Appl Microbiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  557-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Producción Animal y Ciencia de los Alimentos, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / administration & dosage*
Bacitracin / administration & dosage
Bacteria / drug effects
Cecum / microbiology*
Dietary Supplements*
Diterpenes / administration & dosage
Electrophoresis, Polyacrylamide Gel / methods
Lactation / physiology*
Maternal-Fetal Exchange / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Diterpenes; 1405-87-4/Bacitracin; 55297-95-5/tiamulin

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