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Size and pH of the large intestine in pigs fed diets based on rice, wheat and lupin, and their influence on the expression of swine dysentery

Siba, P.M., Pethick, D.W. and Hampson, D.J. (1994) Size and pH of the large intestine in pigs fed diets based on rice, wheat and lupin, and their influence on the expression of swine dysentery. In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, V18, Twentieth Annual Scientific Meeting, 26 - 28 September, Newcastle, NSW, Australia p. 115.

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Abstract

The anatomy, size of the volatile fatty acid pool and pH of the pig large intestine (LI) are key parameters which respond to diets that promote fermentation (Topping et al. 1992). A ration low in fermentable nutrients based on rice and animal protein has been shown to inhibit the growth of Serpulina hyodysenteriae (Siba et al. 1993), a large intestinal spirochaete responsible for swine dysentery. The aim of this study was to test the effect of lupin and/or wheat based diets on indices of fermentation and on the pathogenesis of swine dysentery.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Nutrition Society of Australia
Copyright: © The Nutrition Society of Australia
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/22546
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