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Participation in Forum on July 29, 2020
Hi Kevin, I don't know much about the mycobiome, but I would imagine colonization of the GI tract would be influenced strongly by species present on the maternal skin coating and that of the udder as well as in the general environment of the shed, in just the same way as bacterial colonization would occur. Quantitatively though, I suspect the microbiome has a greater impact than the mycobiome, bu ...
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Article published the December 17, 2019
Introduction Retention of dietary protein to body protein is an inefficient process in pigs. Nitrogen balance studies have shown that nitrogen retention rate (proportion of intake) ranges from 41 - 68% in weaner pigs (Cera et al., 1988), 42 - 56% in grower pigs (Fabian et al., 2004, Otto et al., 2003, Zervas and Zijlstra, 2002), 30 - 46% in finisher pigs (Fabian et al., 2004), and 42 - 52% in sow ...
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Article published the December 17, 2019
1. Introduction Gastrointestinal tract (GIT) health (‘gut health’) is a term used very commonly, and is the subject of enormous interest currently throughout the world, yet generally lacks a precise and unifying meaning or aetiology. Several recent articles and reviews (e.g., Adewole et al., 2016; Bischoff, 2011; Celi et al., 2017; Jayaraman and Nyachoti, 2017; Kogut and Arsenault, 20 ...
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Article published the November 9, 2017
Background Immune system activation alters nutrient partitioning from deposition of body protein to production of immune molecules [1] and provokes inflammatory responses such as fever, inhibition of appetite and vomiting, which compromise the wellbeing and welfare of pigs [2, 3]. These responses are caused by release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and subsequent synthesis of the immunosuppressive ...
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Article published the July 7, 2017
The human health benefits of dietary selenium (Se) and iron (Fe) are well established (Rayman, 1997; Kristensen et al., 2005).  Meat and meat products are primary sources of dietary Se and iron for humans. Pork from Se and Fe supplemented pigs may provide an additional source of these nutrients. However, the effects of supplementation of Se and iron on their status in muscles and effects on p ...
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Video published on November 21, 2016
Dr. John Pluske (Murdoch University) discussed microbiota in the pig and the impact of fiber on nutrition and health, during CLANA 2016 in Cancun, Mexico.
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