Role of volatile fatty acids in development of the cecal microflora in broiler chickens during growth.

@article{Wielen2000RoleOV,
  title={Role of volatile fatty acids in development of the cecal microflora in broiler chickens during growth.},
  author={Paul W. J. J. van der Wielen and Steef Biesterveld and Serv{\'e} Notermans and Harmen Hofstra and Bert A P Urlings and Frans van Knapen},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={2536-40}
}
It is known that volatile fatty acids can inhibit growth of species of the family Enterobacteriaceae in vitro. However, whether these volatile fatty acids affect bacterial populations in the ceca of chickens is unknown. Therefore, a study was conducted to investigate if changes in volatile fatty acids in ceca of broiler chickens during growth affect bacterial populations. Results showed that members of the Enterobacteriaceae and enterococci are present in large numbers in 3-day-old broilers and… CONTINUE READING

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