We evaluated whether chabazite/phillipsite dietary supplementation might affect the faecal microbiota, oxidant and antioxidant status of working dogs at rest undergone to a trial test. Forty English Setter dogs were involved in two replicate trials. At each replicate, dogs were divided into two homogeneous groups (10 dogs/group). During a period of 28 days, diet was supplemented (Z group) or not supplemented (C group) with chabazite/phillipsite at the dose of 5 g/head/day. On day 29, dogs were subjected to a trial test. Faecal characteristics were assessed at 0 and 29 days (within two hours from the end of the trial test). Faecal consistency was not affected by dietary supplementation (p>.05). On day 29, Lactobacillus spp. and Enterococcus spp. counts were higher and Enterobacteriaceae were lower in Z than in C group (p<.05). At day 0 and at day 29, immediately before and within one hour from the end of the trial test, blood samples were recorded to evaluate the oxidant and antioxidant status. A reduction of 40% in thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) levels was observed in Z compared to the C group (p<.05). Differences in nitric oxide and antioxidant enzymatic system levels were not significant (p>.05). Our results suggest that chabazite/phillipsite dietary supplementation, improves the intestinal microbiota ecosystem and may counteract the oxidative damage caused by physical stress in hunting dogs at the beginning of the working season.

NATURAL ZEOLITE (CHABAZITE/PHILLIPSITE) DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION INFLUENCES FAECAL MICROBIOTA AND OXIDANT STATUS OF WORKING DOGS / Superchi, Paola; Saleri, Roberta; Ossiprandi, Maria Cristina; Riccardi, Enzo; Passaglia, Elio; Cavalli, Valeria; Beretti, Valentino; Sabbioni, Alberto. - In: ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. - ISSN 1828-051X. - 16:1(2017), pp. 115-121. [10.1080/1828051X.2016.1261008]

NATURAL ZEOLITE (CHABAZITE/PHILLIPSITE) DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION INFLUENCES FAECAL MICROBIOTA AND OXIDANT STATUS OF WORKING DOGS.

SUPERCHI, Paola;SALERI, Roberta;OSSIPRANDI, Maria Cristina;CAVALLI, Valeria;BERETTI, Valentino;SABBIONI, Alberto
2017

Abstract

We evaluated whether chabazite/phillipsite dietary supplementation might affect the faecal microbiota, oxidant and antioxidant status of working dogs at rest undergone to a trial test. Forty English Setter dogs were involved in two replicate trials. At each replicate, dogs were divided into two homogeneous groups (10 dogs/group). During a period of 28 days, diet was supplemented (Z group) or not supplemented (C group) with chabazite/phillipsite at the dose of 5 g/head/day. On day 29, dogs were subjected to a trial test. Faecal characteristics were assessed at 0 and 29 days (within two hours from the end of the trial test). Faecal consistency was not affected by dietary supplementation (p>.05). On day 29, Lactobacillus spp. and Enterococcus spp. counts were higher and Enterobacteriaceae were lower in Z than in C group (p<.05). At day 0 and at day 29, immediately before and within one hour from the end of the trial test, blood samples were recorded to evaluate the oxidant and antioxidant status. A reduction of 40% in thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) levels was observed in Z compared to the C group (p<.05). Differences in nitric oxide and antioxidant enzymatic system levels were not significant (p>.05). Our results suggest that chabazite/phillipsite dietary supplementation, improves the intestinal microbiota ecosystem and may counteract the oxidative damage caused by physical stress in hunting dogs at the beginning of the working season.
NATURAL ZEOLITE (CHABAZITE/PHILLIPSITE) DIETARY SUPPLEMENTATION INFLUENCES FAECAL MICROBIOTA AND OXIDANT STATUS OF WORKING DOGS / Superchi, Paola; Saleri, Roberta; Ossiprandi, Maria Cristina; Riccardi, Enzo; Passaglia, Elio; Cavalli, Valeria; Beretti, Valentino; Sabbioni, Alberto. - In: ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE. - ISSN 1828-051X. - 16:1(2017), pp. 115-121. [10.1080/1828051X.2016.1261008]
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