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Improved gut morphology in pre-weaned piglets does not reduce the effect of weaning on villous height

King, M.R., Morel, P.C.H., Revell, D.K., James, E.A.C., Birtles, M.J. and Pluske, J.R.ORCID: 0000-0002-7194-2164 (1999) Improved gut morphology in pre-weaned piglets does not reduce the effect of weaning on villous height. In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, V23, Twenty-third Annual Scientific Meeting, 21 - 24 September, Auckland, New Zealand.

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At weaning marked changes in piglet small intestine morphology occur, characterised by a dramatic reduction in villous height. Oral administration oflgG and IGF-I may improve gut integrity, growth and function. In the present experiment, it was hypothesised that providing a supplementary source of IgG and IGF-I for piglets during the lactation period would improve gut morphology, and may reduce the impact of weaning on gut integrity.

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URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/28523
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