Bacterial flora in the duodenum of healthy cats, and effect of dietary supplementation with fructo-oligosaccharides.

@article{Sparkes1998BacterialFI,
  title={Bacterial flora in the duodenum of healthy cats, and effect of dietary supplementation with fructo-oligosaccharides.},
  author={Andrew H. Sparkes and Kostas Papasouliotis and Gregory D Sunvold and G Werrett and Chris Clarke and M Jones and Tim J Gruffydd-Jones and Greg J Reinhart},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={1998},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={431-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate changes in the duodenal flora of healthy cats over time, and evaluate the effect of dietary supplementation with fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS). ANIMALS 12 healthy, barrier-maintained, specific-pathogen-free cats. PROCEDURE Duodenal juice for bacteriologic examination was collected via oral endoscopy 5 times from each cat over a 32-week period. Cats were allotted randomly to 2 groups, and a crossover design study, during which they were fed either a replete dry… CONTINUE READING