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Title: Diversity of propionate producing bacteria from the pig gastrointestinal tract
Author: Holland, Gail Skene
ISNI:       0000 0001 3580 3979
Awarding Body: The University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2007
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Early weaning and a reduction in the use of antimicrobial growth promoters tend to increase the risk of enteric disease during a period when young pigs are particularly vulnerable, not least due to their immature gastrointestinal and immune systems. Additionally, young animals have yet to acquire a stable, mature commensal microflora. This study examined anaerobic bacterial groups and species present in the different sections of the porcine gastrointestinal tract (GIT), and attempted to identify components of the healthy microflora that might be used to reduce the risk of disease through prophylactic use as probiotics.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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