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Gut Environment in Pigs

Edited By: A Piva

Nottingham University Press

Paperback | #119609 | ISBN-13: 9781897676776
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This book brings together in one volume recent knowledge of mechanisms which determines the ability of the gastrointestinal tract to withstand damage that potentially may be aimed against it. Also, the use of feed additives and probiotics as alternatives to antibiotics as growth promoters, safety aspects on non-use of antibiotics, as well as the current status of the use of antibiotics and probiotics in the EU is discussed. With an increasing awareness of the human health risks of the regular use of feed antibiotics as growth promoters in animal production, these techniques have been questioned. However, in order to make a change in production model possible, more knowledge is needed on alternative ways for the prevention of health problems in pigs. The underlying science related to this area is highlighted.


Morphological and functional changes in the small intestine of the newly-weaned pig The role of polyamines in intestinal function and gut maturation Glutamine in gut metabolism The influence of feed composition on protein metabolism in the gut Organic acid production in the large intestine: Implication for epithelial cell proliferation and cell death Action of n-butyrate at the level of gene expression in the colonic mucosa; lessons from pig and rat experiments Micro-organisms exert bioactive and protective effects through the innate immune system Luminal bacteria: regulation of gut function and immunity The use of nondigestible oligosaccharides to manage the gastrointestinal ecosystem Lectin microbial interactions in the gut Modulation of the gut microflora by enzyme addition Possible ways of modifying type and amount of products from microbial fermentation in the gut Organic acids - their efficacy and modes of action in pigs Safety aspects on non-use of antimicrobials as growth promoters Current status and future perspectives in EU for antibiotics, probiotics, enzymes and organic acids in animal nutrition Index

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