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Different fibre sources fed to weaner pigs influence production performance and acute phase protein levels

Pluske, J.R., Hernández, A., Mansfield, J. and Kim, J.C. (2013) Different fibre sources fed to weaner pigs influence production performance and acute phase protein levels. In: Manipulating Pig Production XIV. Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Biennial Conference, 24 - 27 November, Melbourne, Australia p. 115.

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Abstract

Dietary fibre is fermented by microbiota in the distal gastrointestinal tract (GIT) to short-chain fatty
acids (SCF A). Previous studies (e.g., Pluske et al., 2002) have shown differential effects of SCF A on growth performance and the incidence of disease such as post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD), however more recently the SCF A have become recognised as potential mediators in inflammatory and immune functions in the GIT (Vinolo et al., 2011). This experiment examined the effects of infection with an enterotoxigenic strain of E. coli on pig performance, SCF A production, and biomarkers of inflammation after weaning.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Australasian Pig Science Association
Copyright: © Australasian Pig Science Association 2013
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/28219
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