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  1. The tonsil of the soft palate in pigs is the colonization site of both commensal and pathogenic microbial agents. Streptococcus suis infections are a significant economic problem in the swine industry. The develo...

    Authors: Maysa Niazy, Sarah Hill, Khurram Nadeem, Nicole Ricker and Abdolvahab Farzan

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:10

    Content type: Research Article

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  2. Black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) is a promising insect species to use as a novel ingredient in fish feeds. Black soldier fly larvae consists of three major fractions, namely protein, lipid, and exoskeleton. ...

    Authors: Pabodha Weththasinghe, Sérgio D. C. Rocha, Ove Øyås, Leidy Lagos, Jon Ø. Hansen, Liv T. Mydland and Margareth Øverland

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:9

    Content type: Research Article

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  3. Being part of fish's natural diets, insects have become a practical alternative feed ingredient for aquaculture. While nutritional values of insects have been extensively studied in various fish species, their...

    Authors: Yanxian Li, Karina Gajardo, Alexander Jaramillo-Torres, Trond M. Kortner and Åshild Krogdahl

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:8

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. Enteritis is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in lorikeets that can be challenging to diagnose and treat. In this study, we examine gut microbiota in two lorikeet flocks with enteritis (Columbus Zoo a...

    Authors: David Minich, Christopher Madden, Mauricio A. Navarro, Leo Glowacki, Kristen French-Kim, Willow Chan, Morgan V. Evans, Kilmer Soares, Ryan Mrofchak, Rushil Madan, Gregory A. Ballash, Krista LaPerle, Subhadeep Paul, Yael Vodovotz, Francisco A. Uzal, Margaret Martinez…

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:7

    Content type: Research Article

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  5. Among the undesirable changes associated with obesity, one possibility recently raised is dysbiosis of the intestinal microbiota. Studies have shown changes in microbiota in obese rats and humans, but there ar...

    Authors: Henrique Tobaro Macedo, Mariana Fragoso Rentas, Thiago Henrique Annibale Vendramini, Matheus Vinicius Macegoza, Andressa Rodrigues Amaral, Juliana Toloi Jeremias, Júlio César de Carvalho Balieiro, Karina Pfrimer, Eduardo Ferriolli, Cristiana Ferreira Fonseca Pontieri and Marcio Antonio Brunetto

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:6

    Content type: Research Article

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  6. Agriculture is responsible for a great share of the anthropogenic sources of greenhouse gases that, by warming the earth, threaten its biodiversity. Among greenhouse gas emissions, enteric CH4 from livestock is a...

    Authors: Ana Margarida Pereira, Maria de Lurdes Nunes Enes Dapkevicius and Alfredo E. S. Borba

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:5

    Content type: Review

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  7. Targeted modification of the dairy calf ruminal microbiome has been attempted through rumen fluid inoculation to alter productive phenotypes later in life. However, sustainable effects of the early life interv...

    Authors: Tansol Park, Laura M. Cersosimo, Wendy Radloff, Geoffrey I. Zanton and Wenli Li

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:4

    Content type: Research Article

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  8. Marine animals often exhibit complex symbiotic relationship with gut microbes to attain better use of the available resources. Many animals endemic to deep-sea chemosynthetic ecosystems host chemoautotrophic b...

    Authors: Yi Yang, Jin Sun, Chong Chen, Yadong Zhou, Cindy Lee Van Dover, Chunsheng Wang, Jian-Wen Qiu and Pei-Yuan Qian

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:3

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. Antibiotic growth promoters (AGPs) are commonly used within poultry production to improve feed conversion, bird growth, and reduce morbidity and mortality from clinical and subclinical diseases. Due to the ass...

    Authors: Maxine Ty, Khaled Taha-Abdelaziz, Vanessa Demey, Mathieu Castex, Shayan Sharif and John Parkinson

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:2

    Content type: Research Article

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  10. Hibernating animals experience extreme changes in diet that make them useful systems for understanding host-microbial symbioses. However, most of our current knowledge about the hibernator gut microbiota is de...

    Authors: Edna Chiang, Courtney L. Deblois, Hannah V. Carey and Garret Suen

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2022 4:1

    Content type: Research Article

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  11. Probiotics are widely used to promote host health. Compared to mammals and terrestrial invertebrates, little is known the role of probiotics in aquatic invertebrates. In this study, eighteen tanks with eight h...

    Authors: Shicong Du, Wei Chen, Zhiyuan Yao, Xiaolin Huang, Chen Chen, Haipeng Guo and Demin Zhang

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:88

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. Intestinal health remains a key factor in animal production because it is essential for digestion, absorption and bacterial fermentation. Feed additives have been used to attenuate the weaning stress such as Z...

    Authors: Caio Abercio da Silva, Leonardo Aparecido Teixeira Bentin, Cleandro Pazinato Dias, Marco Aurélio Callegari, Vitor Barbosa Facina, Francine Taniguchi Falleiros Dias, Adsos Passos, Cláudia Cassimira da Silva Martins and Marcio Carvalho Costa

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:86

    Content type: Research Article

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  13. The gut microbiome is important to immune health, metabolism, and hormone regulation. Understanding host–microbiome relationships in captive animals may lead to mediating long term health issues common in capt...

    Authors: Mia M. Keady, Natalia Prado, Haw Chuan Lim, Janine Brown, Steve Paris and Carly R. Muletz-Wolz

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:85

    Content type: Research Article

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  14. The vertebrate gut microbiome (GM) can vary substantially across individuals within the same natural population. Although there is evidence linking the GM to health in captive animals, very little is known abo...

    Authors: Sarah F. Worsley, Charli S. Davies, Maria-Elena Mannarelli, Matthew I. Hutchings, Jan Komdeur, Terry Burke, Hannah L. Dugdale and David S. Richardson

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:84

    Content type: Research Article

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  15. The amphibian skin microbiome is an important mediator of host health and serves as a potential source of undiscovered scientifically significant compounds. However, the underlying modalities of how amphibian ...

    Authors: Sarah McGrath-Blaser, Morgan Steffen, T. Ulmar Grafe, María Torres-Sánchez, David S. McLeod and Carly R. Muletz-Wolz

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:83

    Content type: Research Article

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  16. Animals evolved in a microbial world, and their gut microbial symbionts have played a role in their ecological diversification. While many recent studies report patterns of phylosymbiosis between hosts and the...

    Authors: Melissa R. Ingala, Nancy B. Simmons, Miranda Dunbar, Claudia Wultsch, Konstantinos Krampis and Susan L. Perkins

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:82

    Content type: Research Article

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  17. Fish gut microbial colonisation starts during larval stage and plays an important role in host’s growth and health. To what extent first colonisation could influence the gut microbiome succession and growth in...

    Authors: Yale Deng, Fotini Kokou, Ep H. Eding and Marc C. J. Verdegem

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:81

    Content type: Research Article

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  18. The blanket usage of antimicrobials at the end of lactation (or “drying off”) in dairy cattle is under increasing scrutiny due to concerns about antimicrobial resistance. To lower antimicrobial usage in dairy ...

    Authors: Jolinda Pollock, Susannah J. Salter, Rebecca Nixon and Michael R. Hutchings

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:80

    Content type: Research Article

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  19. Algivorous sea urchins can obtain energy from a diet of a single algal species, which may result in consequent changes in their gut microbe assemblies and association networks.

    Authors: Matan Masasa, Ariel Kushmaro, Esti Kramarsky-Winter, Muki Shpigel, Roy Barkan, Alex Golberg, Abraham Kribus, Nadav Shashar and Lior Guttman

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:79

    Content type: Research Article

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  20. Bovine paratuberculosis is a devastating infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). The development of the paratuberculosis in cattle can take up to a few years and vastly dif...

    Authors: Alexander Umanets, Annemieke Dinkla, Stephanie Vastenhouw, Lars Ravesloot and Ad P. Koets

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:78

    Content type: Research Article

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  21. Through the rapid development in DNA sequencing methods and tools, microbiome studies on a various number of species were performed during the last decade. This advance makes it possible to analyze hundreds of...

    Authors: Franziska Zoelzer, Anna Lena Burger and Paul Wilhelm Dierkes

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:77

    Content type: Research Article

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  22. Due to its central role in animal nutrition, the gut microbiota is likely a relevant factor shaping dietary niche shifts. We analysed both the impact and contribution of the gut microbiota to the dietary niche...

    Authors: Ostaizka Aizpurua, Lasse Nyholm, Evie Morris, Gloriana Chaverri, L. Gerardo Herrera Montalvo, José Juan Flores-Martinez, Aiqing Lin, Orly Razgour, M. Thomas P. Gilbert and Antton Alberdi

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:76

    Content type: Research Article

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  23. Animal gut mycobiota, the community of fungi that reside within the gastrointestinal tract, make an important contribution to host health. Accordingly, there is an emerging interest to quantify the gut mycobio...

    Authors: Anton Lavrinienko, Tiffany Scholier, Scott T. Bates, Andrew N. Miller and Phillip C. Watts

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:75

    Content type: Commentary

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  24. The gut microbiota influences host performance playing a relevant role in homeostasis and function of the immune system. The aim of the present work was to identify microbial signatures linked to immunity trai...

    Authors: Yuliaxis Ramayo-Caldas, Laura M. Zingaretti, David Pérez-Pascual, Pamela A. Alexandre, Antonio Reverter, Antoni Dalmau, Raquel Quintanilla and Maria Ballester

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:74

    Content type: Research Article

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  25. The microbiome of many insects consists of a diverse community of microorganisms that can play critical roles in the functioning and overall health of their hosts. Although the microbial communities of insects...

    Authors: Gabriele Gloder, Mitchel E. Bourne, Christel Verreth, Liesbet Wilberts, Sofie Bossaert, Sam Crauwels, Marcel Dicke, Erik H. Poelman, Hans Jacquemyn and Bart Lievens

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:73

    Content type: Research Article

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  26. Microbial transmission from parent to offspring is hypothesized to be widespread in vertebrates. However, evidence for this is limited as many evolutionarily important clades remain unexamined. There is curren...

    Authors: Katelyn Mika, Alexander S. Okamoto, Neil H. Shubin and David B. Mark Welch

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:72

    Content type: Research Article

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  27. The mammalian gut harbors very complex and diverse microbiota that play an important role in intestinal homeostasis and host health. Exposure to radiation results in dysbiosis of the gut microbiota leading to ...

    Authors: Amrita K. Cheema, Yaoxiang Li, Jatinder Singh, Ryan Johnson, Michael Girgis, Stephen Y. Wise, Oluseyi O. Fatanmi, Michael D. Kaytor and Vijay K. Singh

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:71

    Content type: Research Article

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  28. Equine grass sickness (EGS) is a multiple systems neuropathy of grazing horses of unknown aetiology. An apparently identical disease occurs in cats, dogs, rabbits, hares, sheep, alpacas and llamas. Many of the...

    Authors: Bruce C. McGorum, Zihao Chen, Laura Glendinning, Hyun S. Gweon, Luanne Hunt, Alasdair Ivens, John A. Keen, R. Scott Pirie, Joanne Taylor, Toby Wilkinson and Gerry McLachlan

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:70

    Content type: Research Article

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  29. Fiber-rich feed components possess prebiotic potential to enhance pig health and are considered a potential solution to the high prevalence of post-weaning diarrhea in pig production under the phased suspensio...

    Authors: Maria Wiese, Yan Hui, Jesper Holck, Jimmy J. P. Sejberg, Celia Daures, Evy Maas, Witold Kot, Johanna M. Borné, Bekzod Khakimov, Thomas Thymann and Dennis Sandris Nielsen

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:69

    Content type: Research Article

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  30. Interactions between microorganisms associated with metazoan hosts are emerging as key features of symbiotic systems. Little is known about the role of such interactions on the maintenance of host-microorganis...

    Authors: Robin Guilhot, Antoine Rombaut, Anne Xuéreb, Kate Howell and Simon Fellous

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:68

    Content type: Short report

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  31. Changes in wild animal gut microbiotas may influence host health and fitness. While many studies have shown correlations between gut microbiota structure and external factors, few studies demonstrate causal li...

    Authors: Melissa R. Ingala, Lauren Albert, Alyssa Addesso, Mackenzie J. Watkins and Sarah A. Knutie

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:67

    Content type: Research Article

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  32. A major focus of research on the gut microbiota of poultry has been to define signatures of a healthy gut and identify microbiota components that correlate with feed conversion. However, there is a high variat...

    Authors: Yugal Raj Bindari, Robert J. Moore, Thi Thu Hao Van, Stephen W. Walkden-Brown and Priscilla F. Gerber

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:66

    Content type: Research Article

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  33. Antibiotics alter the diversity, structure, and dynamics of host-associated microbial consortia, including via development of antibiotic resistance; however, patterns of recovery from microbial imbalances and ...

    Authors: Sally L. Bornbusch, Rachel L. Harris, Nicholas M. Grebe, Kimberly Roche, Kristin Dimac-Stohl and Christine M. Drea

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:65

    Content type: Research Article

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  34. A commensal microbiota regulates and is in turn regulated by viruses during host infection which can influence virus infectivity. In this study, analysis of colon microbiota population changes following a low ...

    Authors: Klaudia Chrzastek, Joy Leng, Mohammad Khalid Zakaria, Dagmara Bialy, Roberto La Ragione and Holly Shelton

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:64

    Content type: Research Article

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  35. Rumen microorganisms carry antimicrobial resistance genes which pose a threaten to animals and humans in a One Health context. In order to tackle the emergence of antimicrobial resistance it is vital to unders...

    Authors: Adrián López-Catalina, Raquel Atxaerandio, Aser García-Rodríguez, Idoia Goiri, Mónica Gutierrez-Rivas, José Antonio Jiménez‐Montero and Oscar González-Recio

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:63

    Content type: Research Article

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  36. The bovine upper respiratory tract (URT) microbiome includes opportunistic pathogens that cause respiratory disease and stress associated with maternal separation and transportation contributes to the severity...

    Authors: Nilusha Malmuthuge, Angela Howell, Natasa Arsic, Tracy Prysliak, Jose Perez-Casal and Philip Griebel

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:62

    Content type: Research Article

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  37. Elasmobranchs (sharks, skates and rays) are of broad ecological, economic, and societal value. These globally important fishes are experiencing sharp population declines as a result of human activity in the oc...

    Authors: Cameron T. Perry, Zoe A. Pratte, Ana Clavere-Graciette, Kim B. Ritchie, Robert E. Hueter, Alisa L. Newton, G. Christopher Fischer, Elizabeth A. Dinsdale, Michael P. Doane, Krystan A. Wilkinson, Kim Bassos-Hull, Kady Lyons, Alistair D. M. Dove, Lisa A. Hoopes and Frank J. Stewart

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:61

    Content type: Review

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  38. Microbial communities of wild animals are being increasingly investigated to provide information about the hosts’ biology and promote conservation. Loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) are a keystone species ...

    Authors: Klara Filek, Adriana Trotta, Romana Gračan, Antonio Di Bello, Marialaura Corrente and Sunčica Bosak

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:59

    Content type: Research Article

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  39. The porcine gastrointestinal microbiota has been linked to both host health and performance. Most pig gut microbiota studies target faecal material, which is not representative of microbiota dynamics in other ...

    Authors: Jolinda Pollock, Laura Glendinning, Lesley A. Smith, Hamna Mohsin, David L. Gally, Michael R. Hutchings and Jos G. M. Houdijk

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:58

    Content type: Research Article

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  40. The role of the microbiome in livestock production has been highlighted in recent research. Currently, little is known about the microbiome's impact across different systems of production in swine, particularl...

    Authors: Christian Maltecca, Rob Dunn, Yuqing He, Nathan P. McNulty, Constantino Schillebeeckx, Clint Schwab, Caleb Shull, Justin Fix and Francesco Tiezzi

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:57

    Content type: Research Article

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  41. Thirteen-lined ground squirrels (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus) are obligate hibernators and are only active 4–5 months annually. During this period, squirrels rapidly acquire fat for use during hibernation. We inve...

    Authors: Kirsten Grond, Courtney C. Kurtz, Jasmine Hatton, Michelle M. Sonsalla and Khrystyne N. Duddleston

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:56

    Content type: Research Article

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  42. Zebrafish used in research settings are often housed in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) which rely on the system microbiome, typically enriched in a biofiltration substrate, to remove the harmful ammon...

    Authors: Aaron C. Ericsson, Susheel B. Busi, Daniel J. Davis, Henda Nabli, David C. Eckhoff, Rebecca A. Dorfmeyer, Giedre Turner, Payton S. Oswalt, Marcus J. Crim and Elizabeth C. Bryda

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:55

    Content type: Research Article

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  43. Health surveillance of murine colonies employed for scientific purposes aim at detecting unwanted infection that can affect the well-being of animals and personnel, and potentially undermine scientific results...

    Authors: Ferdinando Scavizzi, Cristian Bassi, Laura Lupini, Paola Guerriero, Marcello Raspa and Silvia Sabbioni

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:53

    Content type: Research Article

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  44. Conventional pig housing and management conditions are associated with gastrointestinal pathophysiology and disease susceptibility in early life. Developing new strategies to reduce both therapeutic and prophy...

    Authors: Caifang Wen, Ingrid van Dixhoorn, Dirkjan Schokker, Henri Woelders, Norbert Stockhofe-Zurwieden, Johanna M. J. Rebel and Hauke Smidt

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:52

    Content type: Research Article

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  45. Papillomaviruses are small nonenveloped, circular double-stranded DNA viruses that belong to the Papillomaviridae family. To date, 29 Bos taurus papillomavirus (BPV) types have been described. Studies involving m...

    Authors: Jéssica Tatiane Sauthier, Cíntia Daudt, Flavio Roberto Chaves da Silva, Christian Diniz Beduschi Travassos Alves, Fabiana Quoos Mayer, Ronaldo Michel Bianchi, David Driemeier, Rodrigo Silva Araujo Streit, Charley Christian Staats, Cláudio Wageck Canal and Matheus Nunes Weber

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:51

    Content type: Research Article

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  46. The chicken gut microbiota passes through different stages of maturation; therefore, strengthening it with well characterised probiotics increases its resilience required for optimum gut health and wellbeing. ...

    Authors: Samiullah Khan and Kapil K. Chousalkar

    Citation: Animal Microbiome 2021 3:50

    Content type: Research Article

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