Microbial Ecology of Growing Animals, Biology of Growing Animals Series

Microbial Ecology of Growing Animals

Biology of Growing Animals Series

By Wilhelm Holzapfel, Head of Institute of Hygiene and Toxicology, Federal Research Center for Nutrition, Karlsruhe, Germany; Hon. Professor for Microbiology, University of Karslruhe; Visiting Professor for Microbiology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; President of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) - International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH); and Patrick Naughton, Lecturer in Medical Microbiology, University of Ulster, UK

Preface by Series Editors

Preface by Volume Editors


List of contributors

Part I. The flora and fauna of the developing GI tract

1. Development of the digestive tract of gnotobiotic animals, by A. Bomba, R. Nemcova and S. Gancareíkova

2. Metabolism and population dynamics of the intestinal microflora in the growing pig, by M. Katouli and P. Wallgren

3. Rumen protozoa in the growing domestic ruminants, by T. Michaowski

4. Microbial ecology of the digestive tract in reindeer - seasonal changes, by S.D. Mathiesen, R.I. Mackie, A. Aschfalk, E. Ringo and M.A. Sundset

5. Microbial ecology of the GI tract of the growing dog and cat, by J. Zentek

6. Molecular approaches in the study of gut micro-ecology, by A. Schwiertz and M. Blaut

7. Models of the gastro-intestinal tract to study microbial interactions, by M. Minekus

Part II. Pathogenicity in developing animals

8. Adhesins and receptors for colonization by different pathotypes of Escherichia coli in calves and young pigs, by B. Nagy, I. Toth and P.Zs. Fekete

9. The farm animal as potential reservoir of antibiotic resistant bacteria in the food chain, by G. Klein and C.M.A.P. Franz

10. Pathogenesis and the GI tract of growing fish, by T.H. Birkbeck and E.Ringo

11. Modelling of salmonellosis, by P.J. Naughton and G. Grant

12. Bacterial colonisation of avian mucosal surfaces, by R.M. La Ragione, D.G. Newell and M.J. Woodward

Part III. The immune response in growing animals
13. Mucosal immunity and bovine entero-mammary link: evolutionary established dialogue between antigen and arms of immune system, by M. Niemiatowski, A. Schollenberger and W. Klucinski

14. Development of the immune response in relation to bacterial disease in the growing fish , by A.E. Ellis

15. Development of lactobacilli for mucosal immunisation, by J.F.M.L. Seegers, C.E.G. Havenith, S.H.A. Kremer and P.H. Pouwels

16. The influence of the lactic acid bacteria and other resident microflora on the immune system of the growing animal, by G. Perdigón, R. Fuller and M. Medina

Part IV. Probiotics and disease prevention strategies

17. Prospects of fish probiotics, by L. Gram and E. Ringo

18. Antimicrobial activity of lactic acid bacteria isolated from aquatic animals and the use of lactic acid bacteria in aquaculture, by E. Ringo, U. Schillinger and W. Holzapfel

19. Enhancement of the efficacy of probiotic microorganisms in nutrition and prevention of diseases of the young animal, by A. Bomba, R. Nemcova and D. Mudrooova

20. Strategies for the prevention of E. coli infection in the young animal, by E. Van Driessche and S. Beeckmans