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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/6524

Title: Short communication - Performance of rats orogastrically dosed with faecal strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus   and challenged with Escherichia coli  
Authors: Oyetayo, V.O.
Keywords: Trypanosoma congolense, Culex pipiense pipiense, sialic acid, midgut.
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2004
Publisher: Academic Journals
Citation: African Journal of Biotechnology (ISSN: 1684-5315) Vol 3 Num 8
Abstract: Albino rats (Rattus norvegicus   ) were orogastrically dosed with faecal strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus   and simultaneously infected with Escherichia coli   , while the control was challenged with E. coli alone. The treatment was repeated the second day and post ingestion period of 18 days follow. It was observed that rats dosed with L. acidophilus and simultaneously challenged with E. coli treatments have better performances when compared with the control for daily weight gain, total weight gain and feed conversion rate. Faecal materials of rats dosed and challenged do not show sign of diarrhoea which was observed in the E. coli only treated rats.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/6524
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=jb04083
Rights: Copyright 2004 - Academic Journals
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