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Yeast extract reduces histological indices of inflammation in the small intestine of weaned piglets

Pluske, J.R., Kim, J.C., Mullan, B.P., Henman, D.J. and D'Souza, D. (2007) Yeast extract reduces histological indices of inflammation in the small intestine of weaned piglets. In: Manipulating Pig Production XI. Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Biennial Conference, 25 - 28 October, Brisbane, Australia p. 67.

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Abstract

Feed additives are sometimes used in diets after weaning to modulate the structure and function of the gastrointestinal tract. Bio-Mos® (Alltech Biotechnology Pty Ltd), a mannan oligosaccharide derived from the cell wall of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, has been shown to influence positively the performance of weanling pigs (Miguel et al., 2004). However, the precise mechanism(s) for these effects has not been fully elucidated. This study tested whether Bio-Mos® included in diets for sows in gestation and lactation and then in a post-weaning diet would alter indices of inflammation in the small intestine of young pigs. This was presumed on the basis that Bio-Mos® has been suggested to influence pathogen colonization and/ or localized immunity (Davis et al., 2004).

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Australasian Pig Science Association
Copyright: © 2007 Australasian Pig Science Association (Inc)
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/14298
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