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The oral administration of thermophile-fermented compost extract and its influence on stillbirths and growth rate of pre-weaning piglets.
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PMID:  21774954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Food produced via fermentation with mesophilic bacteria has been used to confer health benefits. In contrast, mammalian physiological responses to the intake of thermophile-fermented products have not been thoroughly investigated. We examined the effects of administering a compost extract consisting of fermented marine animals with thermophiles, including Bacillaceae, to pregnant sows and piglets. Retrospective studies were performed on two different swine farms (n=330-1050 sows). The rate of stillbirth was markedly lower in all parities of the compost extract-fed group compared to those of the control group (p≦0.001). Additionally, the birth to weaning period of newborns was significantly shorter (p<0.0001), while the ratio of weanlings per liveborn piglets was increased by more than 6.5% in the compost extract-fed group. Thus thermophiles and their products in the compost extract might promote growth and reduce stillbirths of piglets during the birth to weaning period.
Hirokuni Miyamoto; Hiroaki Kodama; Motoaki Udagawa; Kenichi Mori; Jiro Matsumoto; Hatsumi Oosaki; Tatsuo Oosaki; Masayuki Ishizeki; Daisuke Ishizeki; Ryusuke Tanaka; Teruo Matsushita; Yuriko Kurihara; Hisashi Miyamoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in veterinary science     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2661     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401300     Medline TA:  Res Vet Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Japan Eco-science Co. Ltd. (Nikkan Kagaku), 11-1-2F Shiomigaoka-chou, Chuou-ku, Chiba 260-0034, Japan; Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University, 648 Matsudo, Chiba 271-8501, Japan.
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