Bacteriocin-producing strain of Enterococcus faecium EK 13 with probiotic character and its application in the digestive tract of rabbits

@article{Laukov2006BacteriocinproducingSO,
  title={Bacteriocin-producing strain of Enterococcus faecium EK 13 with probiotic character and its application in the digestive tract of rabbits},
  author={Andrea Laukov{\'a} and Viola Strompfov{\'a} and Viera Skřivanov{\'a} and Zdeněk Volek and Eva Jindřichov{\'a} and Milan Marounek},
  journal={Biologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={61},
  pages={779-782}
}
Enterococcus faecium EK 13 is a bacteriocin-enterocin A producing strain with probiotic properties. In this study its colonization, stability and effect on microflora in rabbits was studied as well as its influence on zootechnical parameters. Fifty rabbits of both sexes (HYPLUS, 30-day old; after weaning) were divided into control (CG) and experimental (EG) groups. They were fed a standard diet. Moreover, 25 rabbits in EG were fed daily (for 4 weeks) 15 g (separate doses ∼1.6 g) of lyophilized… CONTINUE READING