ORIGINAL PAPER
The effect of fermented wheat germ extract on production parameters and immune status of growing pigs
P. Rafai 1  
,   Z. Papp 1,   L. Jakab 1,   T. Tuboly 2,   V. Jurkovich 1,   E. Brydl 1,   L. Ózsvári 3,   E. Kósa 4
 
More details
Hide details
1
Szent István University, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Department of Animal Hygiene, Herd Health and Veterinary Applied Ethology, H-1078 Budapest, István u. 2., Hungary
2
Szent István University, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Department of Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, H-1078 Budapest, István u. 2., Hungary
3
Szent István University, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Department of State Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Economics, H-1078 Budapest, István u. 2., Hungary
4
Vet-Nutrition Consulting Ltd, H-1138 Népfürdő u. 17/d, Hungary
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
P. Rafai   

Szent István University, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Department of Animal Hygiene, Herd Health and Veterinary Applied Ethology, H-1078 Budapest, István u. 2., Hungary
Publication date: 2011-03-12
 
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2011;20(1):36–46
 
KEYWORDS
ABSTRACT
Model experiment was conducted with growing pigs fed diets containing zero or two levels (1 or 2 g/kg) of fermented wheat germ extract (FWGE). In the first part of the experiment (19 days between 49 and 68 days of age) weight gain and feed conversion were tested. The 2nd part of the experiment (21 days between 68 and 89 days of age) served to measure the effect of FWGE on some compartments of the immune system. In the first part of the experiment supplementation of the starters’ diet with FWGE yielded 7.8 and 14.2% additional daily weight gain in the 1st and 2nd experimental groups, respectively (P<0.05). Humoral immune response to purified horse globulin (PHG) antigen was unaffected by the treatment. The blastogenic response of lymphocytes to non specific mitogens (PHA, Con-A, PWM), phagocytic activity and phagocytic index as well as the intradermal PHA test was consistently and significantly enhanced by the treatments
 
CITATIONS (4):
1.
Effects of Fermented Edible Seeds and Their Products on Human Health: Bioactive Components and Bioactivities
Ren-You Gan, Hua-Bin Li, Anil Gunaratne, Zhong-Quan Sui, Harold Corke
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety
 
2.
Overall assessment of fermented feed for pigs: a series of meta-analyses
Bocheng Xu, Luoyi Zhu, Jie Fu, Zhi Li, Yizhen Wang, Mingliang Jin
Journal of Animal Science
 
3.
Beneficial Effect of a Fermented Wheat Germ Extract in Intestinal Epithelial Cells in case of Lipopolysaccharide-Evoked Inflammation
Z. Karancsi, A. Móritz, N. Lewin, A. Veres, Á. Jerzsele, O. Farkas
Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
 
4.
The Impact of Fermented Wheat Germ Extract on Porcine Epithelial Cell Line Exposed to Deoxynivalenol and T-2 Mycotoxins
Judit Pomothy, Erzsébet Pászti-Gere, Réka Barna, Dorottya Prokoly, Ákos Jerzsele, Oliveira de
Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
 
ISSN:1230-1388