Influence of the microbiota-gut-brain axis on behavior and welfare in farm animals: A review

Kraimi, Narjis; Dawkins, Marian; Gebhardt-Henrich, Sabine G.; Velge, Philippe; Rychlik, Ivan; Volf, Jiří; Creach, Pauline; Smith, Adrian; Colles, Frances; Leterrier, Christine (2019). Influence of the microbiota-gut-brain axis on behavior and welfare in farm animals: A review. Physiology & behavior, 210, p. 112658. Elsevier 10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.112658

[img] Text
1-s2.0-S003193841930561X-main.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to registered users only
Available under License Publisher holds Copyright.

Download (880kB) | Request a copy

There is increasing evidence of a pivotal role of the gut microbiota (GUT-M) in key physiological functions in vertebrates. Many studies discuss functional implications of the GUT-M not only on immunity, growth, metabolism, but also on brain development and behavior. However, while the influence of the microbiota-gut-brain axis (MGBA) on behavior is documented in rodents and humans, data on farm animals are scarce. This review will first report the well-known influence of the MGBA on behavior in rodent and human and then describe its influence on emotion, memory, social and feeding behaviors in farm animals. This corpus of experiments suggests that a better understanding of the effects of the MGBA on behavior could have large implications in various fields of animal production. Specifically, animal welfare and health could be improved by selection, nutrition and management processes that take into account the role of the GUT-M in behavior.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Public Health Institute
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Public Health Institute > Animal Welfare Division

UniBE Contributor:

Gebhardt, Sabine

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0031-9384

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lilian Karin Smith-Wirth

Date Deposited:

15 Jul 2020 08:09

Last Modified:

25 Jul 2020 14:07

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.112658

PubMed ID:

31430443

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.145116

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/145116

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback