Intestinal health in pigs Technical Articles

Article published the April 12, 2018:
Introduction Both humans and livestock are susceptible to high thermal loads that can cause acute, chronic, and lethal illness due to heat stress-related pathologies. In 2003, approximately 50,000 Europeans di...
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Lance BaumgardNicholas Gabler
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Article published the March 26, 2018:
Implications This review provides relevant information on the utilization of dietary fiber (DF) by pigs and its effects on gut physiological functions, microbiota and health. This review delivers in-depth insi...
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Julio Diaz Berrocoso
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Article published the March 8, 2018:
Introduction Current demand for improvements in production performance (feed conversion rate, average daily gain, speed of growth, etc.) in animal production implies very high needs for metabolizable energy. T...
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Ewa SujkaIgnacio Lopez ParedesSonia Téllez Peña
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Article published the March 7, 2018:
IntroductionDuring the period of weaning transition, piglets are under a stressful condition that combined with nutritional, environmental, and immunological problems. Though antibiotics can apply to solve the ...
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Article published the February 22, 2018:
1.  Introduction Morphine and other opioid receptor agonists alter systemic innate and adaptive immune responses and increase host susceptibility to infection [1]. For example, impairments in neutrop...
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David R. Brown, PhD
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Article published the February 5, 2018:
Introduction Lactobacillus reuteri is a host-specific intestinal symbiont of humans and vertebrate animals (Walter, 2008; Frese et al., 2011). L. reuteri is commercially applied in cereal fermentations (Brandt...
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Michael GänzleRuurd T. Zijlstra
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Article published the January 12, 2018:
Background Indigestible markers are commonly used in animal nutrition studies to calculate digestibility coefficients, with chromic oxide, titanium dioxide, and acid insoluble ash being the most common in swin...
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Brian KerrJohn PatienceKenneth StalderMerlin Lindemann
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Article published the December 6, 2017:
Introduction Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) are a diverse group of pathogens that are characterized by the ability to colonize the small intestine while producing enterotoxins, which induce severe sec...
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Dr. Eric CoxTheo Niewold
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Article published the November 9, 2017:
Introduction Sunflower (Helianthus annuus, Asteraceae) is one of the most widely cultivated oil crops in the world (Flagella et al., 2002). The world-wild production of sunflower seed reached 37.08 million ton...
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Jundi Liu
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Article published the October 26, 2017:
Introduction Swine dysentery (SD) typically manifests as a severe mucohemorrhagic colitis arising from infection of the caecum and colon of grower-finisher pigs with the anaerobic intestinal spirochete Brachys...
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David John Hampson
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