Laboratory of Animal Function & Nutrition

Maximization of the livestock performance via modulation of animal gut function


  • NameE-mail Address
  • Position
  • Degree
  • KOIKE Satoshi
  • Professor
  • Ph.D (Agriculture)


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  • SUZUKI Yutaka
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D (Agriculture)


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Selected Publications

  1. Kodithuwakku, H., D. Maruyama, H. Owada, Y. Watabe, H. Miura, Y. Suzuki, K. Hirano, Y. Kobayashi and S. Koike. 2022. Alterations in rumen microbiota via oral fiber administration during early life in dairy cows. Scientific Reports, 12:10798.
  2. Suzuki, Y., K. Kubota, S. Haga, H. Hayashi, M. Oishi, H. Miura, S.G. Roh, S. Koike and Y. Kobayashi. 2022. Expression of chemerin in intestinal mucosa of calves with comparable expression level with other antimicrobial proteins. Animal Science Journal, 93:e13750.
  3. Miura, H., M. Takeda, M. Yamaguchi, Y. Ohtani, G. Endo, Y. Masuda, K. Ito, Y. Nagura, K. Iwashita, T. Mitani, Y. Suzuki, Y. Kobayashi and S. Koike. 2022. Application of MinION Amplicon Sequencing to Buccal Swab Samples for Improving Resolution and Throughput of Rumen Microbiota Analysis. Frontiers in Microbiology, 13:783058.
  4. Koike, S., M. Ueno, H. Miura, A. Saegusa, K. Inouchi, Y. Inabu, T. Sugino, L.L. Guan, M. Oba and Y. Kobayashi. 2021. Rumen microbiota and its relation to fermentation in lactose-fed calves. Journal of Dairy Science, 104:10744-10752.
  5. Su, C., T. Shinkai, N. Miyazawa, M. Mitsumori, O. Enishi, K. Nagashima, S. Koike and Y. Kobayashi. 2021. Microbial community structure of the bovine rumen as affected by feeding cashew nut shell liquid, a methane-inhibiting and propionate-enhancing agent. Animal Science Journal, 92:e13503.

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