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Probiotic use in equine gastrointestinal disease


Schoster, Angelika (2018). Probiotic use in equine gastrointestinal disease. The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice, 34(1):13-24.

Abstract

Probiotics are commonly used in human and veterinary medicine due to their postulated positive effects on overall and specifically gastrointestinal health. Although some beneficial effects have been shown in several human diseases, a general beneficial effect of probiotics is currently not supported. In horses, well-designed studies to date are few, results are conflicting, and the effects of probiotics are questionable. Adverse effects are rare; however, intestinal adverse effects (diarrhea) have been reported in foals. Quality control of over-the-counter probiotics is not tightly regulated, and labels often do not reflect the content.

Abstract

Probiotics are commonly used in human and veterinary medicine due to their postulated positive effects on overall and specifically gastrointestinal health. Although some beneficial effects have been shown in several human diseases, a general beneficial effect of probiotics is currently not supported. In horses, well-designed studies to date are few, results are conflicting, and the effects of probiotics are questionable. Adverse effects are rare; however, intestinal adverse effects (diarrhea) have been reported in foals. Quality control of over-the-counter probiotics is not tightly regulated, and labels often do not reflect the content.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Equine Department
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > Equine
Uncontrolled Keywords:Equine, Bifidobacterium; Fecal microbial transplantation; Lactobacillus; Microbiota; Saccharomyces boulardii
Language:English
Date:1 April 2018
Deposited On:05 Nov 2018 16:30
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 07:50
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0749-0739
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cveq.2017.11.004
PubMed ID:29402478

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