Impact of selected environmental factors on microbiome of the digestive tract of ruminants
Paulina Cholewińska , Wanda Górniak , Konrad Wojnarowski
AbstractRuminants are an important part of world animal production. The main factors affecting their production rates are age, diet, physiological condition and welfare. Disorders related to low level of welfare can significantly affect the microbiological composition of the digestive system, which is essential to maintain high production rates. The microbiology of the ruminant gastrointestinal tract may be significantly affected by inappropriate keeping system (especially in juveniles), psychological stress (e.g. transport), or heat stress. This results in an increased risk of metabolic diseases, reduced fertility and systemic diseases. Therefore, the paper focuses on selected disorders i.e., aforementioned inappropriate maintenance system, psychological stress, heat stress and their effects on the microbiome of the digestive system.
|Journal series||BMC Veterinary Research, ISSN 1746-6148, (N/A 140 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Microflora, Digestive tract, Keeping system, Psychological stress, Heat stress, Ruminant productivity|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 140.0, 12-05-2021, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 0; = 1; : 2018 = 1.026; : 2018 = 1.792 (2) - 2018=2.12 (5)|
|Citation count*||4 (2021-05-14)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.