MABBI – Research conducted by Sri Melia, Indri Juliyarsi, Yulianti Fitri Kurnia, Najmiatul Fitria, Yudha Endra Pratama, and Nurazizah Ramadhanti from Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Andalas University entitled Probiotic effect of fermented milk from Pediococcus acidilactici BK01 in fecal wistar rat microflora.
Microorganisms that provide health benefits to the host when consumed in the right proportions are called Probiotics. Certain lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have been considered probiotics with proven health benefits. These probiotics have been used extensively for human health. In this study, in vivo evaluation was conducted to determine the count of microflora in the fecal of Wistar rats, which were given fermented milk with probiotic Pediococcus acidilactici BK01. Pediococcus acidilactici BK01 is a LAB with probiotic use, isolated from Bekasam (fermented fish). This research was conducted in vivo on 24 male rats (Wistar Rat). This study contain in 4 treatment groups. Each group contains six male rats. The results showed a significant increase in the group of rats given fermented milk compared to the control group (without fermented milk). The probiotics of fermented milk have significantly reduced the count of E.coli and not on the total aerobic bacteria. The conclusion of this study, probiotic of fermented milk Pediococcus acidilactici BK01, can increase the total microflora of lactic acid bacteria and reduce the number of pathogenic bacteria. (Tri/MABBI)