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Title: Galactoglucomannan oligosaccharide Supplementation affects Nutrient Digestibility, Fermentation End-product Production, and Large Bowel Microbiota of the Dog

item FABER, T - University Of Illinois
item HOPKINS, A - Templeinland Corporation
item MIDDELBOS, I - University Of Illinois
item Price, Neil
item FAHRY, JR, G - University Of Illinois

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/11/2010
Publication Date: 7/11/2010
Citation: Faber, T.A., Hopkins, A.C., Middelbos, I.S., Price, N.P., Fahry, Jr, G.C. 2010. Galactoglucomannan oligosaccharide supplementation affects nutrient digestibility, fermentation end-product production, and large bowel microbiota of the dog [abstract]. American Society of Animal Sciences. Abstract 1.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: A galactoglucomannan oligosaccharide (GGMO) obtained from fiberboard production was evaluated as a dietary supplement for dogs. The GGMO substrate contained high concentrations of mannose, xylose, and glucose oligosaccharides. Adult dogs assigned to a 6x6 Latin square design were fed six diets, each containing a different concentration of supplemental GGMO (0, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, and 8%) that replaced dietary cellulose. Total tract dry matter (DM) and organic matter (OM) apparent digestibilities increased (P < 0.0001) linearly, while total tract crude protein (CP) apparent digestibility decreased (P < 0.0001) linearly as the dietary GGMO substrate concentration increased. Fecal concentrations of acetate, propionate, and total SCFA increased (P