Efecto de la inclusión de probiótico, prebiótico y simbiótico en la dieta sobre los parámetros productivos del cuy (Cavia porcellus)

Translated title of the contribution: Effect of dietary probiotic, prebiotic and their combination on the productive performance of Guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus)

G. Cynthia Valdizán, C. Fernando Carcelén, G. Miguel Ara, Q. Sandra Bezada, A. Ronald Jiménez, M. Ana Asencios, V. Jorge Guevara

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Abstract

The present study evaluated the effect of the inclusion of probiotic, prebiotic and the combination of both (symbiotic) in the diet on the productive parameters of Guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus). Fifty 3-day-old male Guinea pigs were selected from a Prolific-Dairy maternal line developed in the IVITA-El Mantaro Research Station (Peru) and randomly distributed in five treatments consisting of a basal diet of forages (rye-grass and red clover). supplemented with wheat bran (T5), plus probiotic (T1), prebiotic (T2), symbiotic (T3) and antibiotic growth-promoter (AGP) (T4). The probiotic was a mixture of six bacterial species isolated from the intestine and Guinea pig faeces; the prebiotic was a commercial mannanoligosaccharide and the APC was Zn-bacitracin. The response to treatments was evaluated for 56 days in terms of body weight gain, feed intake and feed conversion ratio. No significant or consistent responses were observed as effect of the treatments. The lack of response to AGP and the good body weight gains obtained suggested that, under the conditions of the study, the intestinal microbial balance of the animals was appropriate.

Translated title of the contributionEffect of dietary probiotic, prebiotic and their combination on the productive performance of Guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)590-597
Number of pages8
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

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