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Record number 525911
Title Domesticated equines have fundamental differences in faecal microbial concentrations
Author(s) Edwards, J.E.; Berg, Paul van den; Burden, F.; Doorn, D.A. van; Pellikaan, W.F.; Dijkstra, J.; Everts, H.; Smidt, H.
Event 8th European Equine Health & Nutrition Congress, Antwerp, 2017-03-23/2017-03-24
Department(s) Microbiological Laboratory
Animal Nutrition
WIAS
VLAG
WIMEK
Publication type Poster (scientific)
Publication year 2017
Abstract Nutritional studies have shown that horses and donkeys differ, with donkeys having a higher dry matter digestibility (DMD) of dietary material and a longer gut retention time of dietary particles1,2. As analysis of the equine gut microbiome to date has primarily focussed on horses3, however, it is unclear to what extent these differences are mediated by differences in the physiology and/or hindgut microbiota of these domesticated equines (Figure 1). A preliminary study was therefore conducted in order to assess the faecal concentrations of bacteria, archaea and anaerobic fungi in horses, donkeys and hybrids (mules & hinnies) .
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