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  • International Journal of Microbial Resource Technology

    ISSN 2278-3822
    Frequency: Quarterly
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  • IJMRT

    ISSN 2278 – 3822
    Frequency: Quarterly
    International Journal of Microbial Resource Technology (IJMRT) Guarantees rapid publication.This is comprehensive.The journal is driven by international, well-known Editors.It provides an easy-to-use online submission and tracking system. It also provides innovative results and new imaging technologies.

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  • Antidiarrhoeal effect of feeding probiotic fermented indigenous food blend in ampicillin treated mice

    Sangeeta C. Sindhu, Neelam Khetarpaul and Anil Sindhu
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Abstract

The study was undertaken to study the efficacy of a developed probiotic fermented food blend in the prophylaxis of ampicillin-induced diarrhoea. Mice were used as experimental animals. An indigenous food mixture was developed by mixing rice flour, milk co precipitate, sprouted green gram paste and tomato pulp in the ratio of 2:1:1:1(w/w) and coded as RCGT. This mixture was sequentially fermented with S. boulardii and L. casei. The final lyophilized product had a cell count of 9.25 and 9.54 cfu/g (yeast and lactobacilli), respectively. To study the therapeutic effect, two groups of mice were treated with ampicillin which was added at the rate of 75mg/Kg of their diet. Control group received unfermented while experimental group received fermented food mixture. It was observed that simultaneous feeding of fermented food mixture with ampicillin successfully prevented the moisture, ash and nitrogen from rising in faeces of majority of mice. It also prevented the sharp decline of faecal lactobacilli as was observed in the control group.

Keywords: Antibiotic induced diarrhoea, L. casei, probiotics, S. boulardii