Supplementation of xylo-oligosaccharides to suckling piglets promotes the growth of fiber-degrading gut bacterial populations during the lactation and nursery periods
González Ortiz, Gemma
Bedford, Michael R.
Pérez, José Francisco
Modulating early-life microbial colonization through xylo-oligosacharides (XOS) supplementation represents an opportunity to accelerate the establishment of fiber-degrading microbial populations and improve intestinal health. Ninety piglets from 15 litters were orally administered once a day from d7 to d27 of lactation with either 5 mL of water (CON) or 5 mL of a solution containing 30 to 60 mg of XOS (XOS). Supplementation ceased at weaning (d28) when all piglets were fed the same commercial pre-starter diet. Growth performance did not differ between treatments during the experimental period (d7 to d40). Piglet’s fecal microbiota (n = 30) shifted significantly from the end of lactation (d27) to nursery period (d40) exhibiting an increase in microbial alpha diversity. Animals supplemented with XOS showed higher richness and abundance of fiber-degrading bacteria and short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) production at d27 and d40. Additionally, the predicted abundance of the pyruvate to butanoate fermentation pathway was increased in the XOS group at d40. These results show that supplementation of XOS to lactating piglets promotes fiber-degrading bacterial populations in their hindgut. Moreover, differences observed in the nursery period suggest that XOS can influence the microbiota in the long-term.
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González-Solé, Francesc, David Solà-Oriol, Yuliaxis Ramayo-Caldas, Maria Rodriguez-Prado, Gemma González Ortiz, Michael R. Bedford, and José Francisco Pérez. 2022. "Supplementation Of Xylo-Oligosaccharides To Suckling Piglets Promotes The Growth Of Fiber-Degrading Gut Bacterial Populations During The Lactation And Nursery Periods". Scientific Reports 12 (1). doi:10.1038/s41598-022-15963-4.
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MINECO/Programa Estatal de I+D+I orientada a los retos de la sociedad/AGL2016-75463-R/ES/DETERMINISMO TEMPRANO EN LOS LECHONES: UNA OPORTUNIDAD PARA CONDICIONAR SU RESPUESTA TRAS EL DESTETE. ESTUDIO DE LOS MECANISMOS IMPLICADOS/
MICIU-FEDER/Programa Estatal de promoción del talento y su empleabilidad en I+D+I/RYC2019-027244-I/ES/ /
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