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The Impact of Diet on the Hindgut Microbiome

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In horses, dietary components that are not digested by host enzymes in the foregut pass unchanged through to the hindgut where they have a profound effect on the microbiome. Epidemiologic studies have given evidence that important equine health issues could result from dysbiosis in the hindgut ecosystem as a result of dietary factors. This review presents an outline of plant carbohydrates degradation by the equine hindgut microbiome. Then, data are summarized from studies assessing the variations of the microbiome occurring in the hindgut under different dietary changes. In the literature, most studies examined the impact of abrupt changes and changes between high-starch versus high-fiber diets, while the effect of feed form and processing or feeding frequency was rarely explored. Finally, the representativeness of the fecal microbiome changes is compared to the hindgut changes when horses are submitted to dietary changes.
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hal-01513594 , version 1 (25-04-2017)



Véronique Julliand, Pauline Grimm. The Impact of Diet on the Hindgut Microbiome. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2017, 52, pp.23-28. ⟨10.1016/j.jevs.2017.03.002⟩. ⟨hal-01513594⟩
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