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ISSN : 2287-7991(Print)
ISSN : 2287-8009(Online)
Journal of the Preventive Veterinary Medicine Vol.44 No.1 pp.5-11

Change in bacterial composition in fecal of weaning piglets supplemented with Phellodendron Cortex extract

Seon-Hyoung Kim1,Young-Beom Gil1,Dae-Yeon Kim1,Hee-Tae Cheong1,Jong-Young Choi1,Seung-hyung Lee2,Jong-Jae Lee2,Chang-Six Ra2,Woan-Sub Kim3,Bae Dong Jung1†
1College of Veterinary Medicine & Institute of Veterinary Science, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 24341, Republic of Korea
2College of Animal Life Sciences, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 24341, Republic of Korea
3Department of Animal Life and Environmental Science, College of Agriculture and Life Science, Hankyong National University, Anseong 17579, Republic of Korea
Corresponding Author. Bae Dong Jung, Tel: +82-33-250-8674, Fax: +82-33-244-2367, E-mail:


To evaluate alterations in fecal bacterial compositions in weaning piglets after supplementation with Phellodendron Cortex extract (PCE), piglets were allowed freely to consume feed containing 10 ppm of PCE for 7 weeks. During the feeding period, fecal samples were collected from individual piglets. A total of 578 valid sequence reads were generated from 40 fecal samples of normal piglets before supplementation with PCE. Fifteen classes were identified. Approximately 90% of classifiable sequences belonged to Clostridia and Bacilli classes. The abundance of Clostridium spp. and Lactobacillus spp. was determined based on the results of the sequencing. The supplementation with 10 ppm PCE for 3 weeks increased the numbers of Clostridium spp. and Lactobacillus spp. whereas seven weeks of supplementation with PCE reduced their abundance. In vitro, PCE inhibited the growth of E. coli and Salmonella enteritidis in a dose-dependent manner.