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Modulation of the equine microbiome by pasture and feed supplements: a metabolomics approach

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Show simple item record Snalune, K.L. Hunter, J.O. Waring, R.H. Cauchi, Michael Turner, C. Batty, C. 2019-02-27T12:19:32Z 2019-02-27T12:19:32Z 2019
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Faecal VOCs (volatile organic compounds) were compared in horses and ponies before and after 6 weeks on Spring pasture and with and without a dietary supplement (ERME). The supplement was derived from malted barley and contained enzymes which degrade complex carbohydrates, including amylase, maltase, glucanases and fructanases. VOCs of faecal samples were analysed by selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) and the results showed that the faecal microbiome was altered in different ways both by feeding on Spring pasture and by the dietary supplement. The composition of the equine gut microbiome (EGM) is therefore potentially a reflection of dietary constituents, both pasture and supplements; any metabolomic approach should take this into account since the EGM may have modulating effects on physiological parameters such as diabetes and obesity. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Open Access Text en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Integrative Food, Nutrition and Metabolism;6, 1-4
dc.subject equine microbiome en_US
dc.title Modulation of the equine microbiome by pasture and feed supplements: a metabolomics approach en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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