Development of intestinal lactobacilli in normal piglets.

  title={Development of intestinal lactobacilli in normal piglets.},
  author={Shun-ichi Naito and Hideki Hayashidani and Kenichi Kaneko and Masuo Ogawa and Yoshimi Benno},
  journal={The Journal of applied bacteriology},
  volume={79 2},
The development of intestinal Lactobacillus spp. in 18 normal piglets from six litters was investigated from 1 to 45 d after birth. Faecal Lactobacillus strains isolated from piglets and their dams were identified at species and biovar levels on the basis of carbohydrate fermentation. A definite pattern was observed in the changes of four species and 20 biovars of lactobacilli appearing in faeces, with growth of the piglets. Lactobacillus reuteri colonized the animals on the first day of birth… CONTINUE READING