Frequency and occurrence of Lactobacillus acidophilus in the gut of the pig, as indicated by its presence in the faeces.

Abstract

Faecal samples of 2 pigs, kept on a constant diet, were analysed for Lactobacillus acidophilus and other lactic acid bacteria at 1 week intervals over a period of 3 months. Enumeration of L. acidophilus by selective methods was verified by phenotypic identification of representative isolates. The total lactic acid bacteria (LAB) population ranged between 10(8) and 10(10) colony-forming units per gram of faeces over the 3 months period. L. acidophilus contributed on average a relatively constant figure of 10% to the total LAB population.

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@article{Aulock1987FrequencyAO, title={Frequency and occurrence of Lactobacillus acidophilus in the gut of the pig, as indicated by its presence in the faeces.}, author={M H von Aulock and W. H. Holzapfel}, journal={The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research}, year={1987}, volume={54 4}, pages={581-3} }