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Modulation of the intestinal microbiota in piglets in the post-natal period

Published: June 26, 2015
Traditionally the digestive tract of pigs has been considered in view of its primary function being the site where ingested nutrients are processed and enzymatically degraded or fermented and nutrients are absorbed from the lumen towards systemic organs and tissues. More recently the gut is also being considered more explicitly for its other functions, including its barrier fu...
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Alfons Jansman
Wageningen University & Research
Ana Sevarolli
AB Vista
30 de junio de 2015

Nice article showing the importance of a healthy gut microbiota and the relationship between intestine and immunity. As we know, post weaning is also a critical period for our piglets and nowadays some companies are implementing late weaning instead of early weaning in order to avoid possible disease outbreaks. However, Dr. Jansman do you think this strategy is very effective to enhance intestinal integrity or late weaning pigs still facing the challenge to recover intestinal homeostasis even though the immune system response may be superior? Thanks for your attention.

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