Abstract: Deoxynivalenol (DON), a mycotoxin produced by some Fusarium species, is a frequent contaminant of cereal. In the present study, 24 weanling piglets received either control feed or feed naturally contaminated with DON (2.8 mg/kg) for four weeks. Consumption of contaminated feed significantly reduced the animal weight gain during the first week of the experiment, but had a moderate effect on cultivable bacteria in the pig intestine. By contrast, changes in the intestinal microflora were observed by Capillary Electrophoresis Single-Stranded Conformation Polymorphism (CE-SSCP) in DON-exposed animals, suggesting an impact of this toxin on the dynamics of intestinal bacteria communities.
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Waché, Y.J.; Valat, C.; Postollec, G.; Bougeard, S.; Burel, C.; Oswald, I.P.; Fravalo, P. Impact of Deoxynivalenol on the Intestinal Microflora of Pigs. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10, 1-17.
Waché YJ, Valat C, Postollec G, Bougeard S, Burel C, Oswald IP, Fravalo P. Impact of Deoxynivalenol on the Intestinal Microflora of Pigs. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2009; 10(1):1-17.
Waché, Yann J.; Valat, Charlotte; Postollec, Gilbert; Bougeard, Stephanie; Burel, Christine; Oswald, Isabelle P.; Fravalo, Philippe. 2009. "Impact of Deoxynivalenol on the Intestinal Microflora of Pigs." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 10, no. 1: 1-17.