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Digestive Physiology in Pigs

Edited By: JE Lindberg and B Ogle

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #116693 | ISBN: 0851995179
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About this book

This book brings together edited and revised papers presented at the 8th Symposium on Digestive Physiology in Pigs held in Uppsala in June, 2000. It contains papers from leading scientists from around the world in this subject area.


Development and function of the gastrointestinal tract; possible interactions between nutrition and gut function; factors influencing gut maturation and function in prenatal and postnatal pigs; the gastrointestinal immune system and its implications for health maintenance; nutrient fluxes at the intestinal level; nutrient utilization and metabolism by the gastrointestinal tract; dietary and animal related factors affecting disgestion and digestive secretions; influence of the gut microflora on the digestive processes; influence of nutrition on the gut microflora; role of the gut microflora in the prevention of disease. (Part contents).

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