In vitro Fermentation of Rumen Microorganisms Cultured in Medium Supplemented with Bacterio-mineral Water (BMW) Produced from Bio-reacted Swine Manure

  • Kim, Chang-Hyun (Department of Animal Life and Resources, Hankyong National University) ;
  • Park, Joong Kook (The Graduate School of Bio- and Information Technology, Hankyong National Univeristy) ;
  • Lee, Gi Yeong (The Graduate School of Bio- and Information Technology, Hankyong National Univeristy) ;
  • Seo, In Joon (Wootech Inc.)
  • Received : 2004.02.15
  • Accepted : 2005.04.13
  • Published : 2005.10.01


Bacterio-mineral water (BMW) produced from manure has been known to exert a number of positive effects on animal production and odor control. An experiment was conducted to examine the effects of BMW produced from bio-reacted swine manure on in vitro gas production, cellulose degradation, microbial growth and fibrolytic enzyme activities of mixed rumen microorganisms. The five levels of 0, 0.001, 0.005, 0.01 and 1.0% BMW were supplemented into serum vials containing mixed rumen microorganisms. Incubations were carried out anaerobically at $39^{\circ}C$ without shaking for 0, 12, 24, 48, 72 and 96 h. There were no significant (p>0.05) differences among the treatments for the initial rate of gas production. At 72 h incubation, the gas production tended (p<0.1) to be increased by the 0.01 and 1.0% BMW treatments compared with control and the 0.001% BMW treatment. At the end of incubation (96 h), the sample supplemented with 0.01% BMW was higher (p<0.05) than control (0% BMW) in the gas production. The microbial growth rate was increased by all the BMW treatments, while 0.01% BMW was most effective in stimulating the growth rate. Although the addition of BMW on the filter paper DM degradation was not significantly influenced throughout the incubation period except the 48 h incubation, DM degradation tended to be increased by all BMW treatments compared with control. The addition of both 0.005 and 0.01% BMW highly increased (p<0.05) CMCase activity compared with control after 24 h and 48 h incubation, while at the 72 h incubation the 0.01% BMW addition only significantly increased (p<0.05). After 72 h incubation, the xylanase activity was significantly (p<0.05) increased with the addition of 1.0% BMW compared with the addition of 0.001 and 0.005% BMW, while at the other incubation times, the xylanase activity was not different among the treatments. In conclusion, the 0.01% BMW of supplementation level would be the suitable addition level to stimulate rumen fermentation increasing microbial growth and cellulose degradation.


Bacterio-mineral Water;Rumen Fermentation;Mixed Rumen Microorganisms


Supported by : Hankyong National University


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