Journal of Animal Clinical Medicine
Online ISSN : 1881-1574
Print ISSN : 1344-6991
ISSN-L : 1344-6991
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Fecal Flora and Immune Responses in Dogs Given Chitosan-ologosaccharide
Sachiko OTANIKengo OMORIToshiyuki DOUSOSanae SHIBATAHiroshige HAMAKAWATsuneo FUKATA
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2006 Volume 15 Issue 3 Pages 73-78

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This study investigated the changes of fecal flora and immune responses in dogs orally given 15 mg/kg/day chitosan-oligosaccharide. Two weeks after inoculation, the preparation had significantly increased number of fecal bifidobacteria and decreased number of fecal clostridia. Then the ratio of CD4-positive lymphocyte/CD8-positive lymphocyte was also significantly higher than those before inoculation. On other investigation, 6 weeks after inoculation, there were no the difference between inoculated groups and non-inoculated ones on serum and fecal IgA.levels There date suggested that chitosan-oligosaccharide is useful on dogs.

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