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Gastrointestinal health and function in weaned pigs: a review of feeding strategies to control post-weaning diarrhoea without using in-feed antimicrobial compounds.
Some of nutritional strategies known to improve structure and function of gastrointestinal tract and (or) promote post-weaning growth with special emphasis on probiotics, prebiotics, organic acids, trace minerals and dietary protein source and level are focused on.
A chemical analysis of samples of crude glycerol from the production of biodiesel in Australia, and the effects of feeding crude glycerol to growing-finishing pigs on performance, plasma metabolites
Theaimsofthisstudywereto:(i)determinethechemicalcompositionof11samplesofcrudeglycerolcollected from seven Australian biodiesel manufacturers; and (ii) examine the effects of increasing levels of
Environmentally-acquired bacteria influence microbial diversity and natural innate immune responses at gut surfaces
It is observed that a microbiota dominated by lactobacilli may function to maintain mucosal immune homeostasis and limit pathogen colonization of the adult gut and mucosal innate immune function.
Nutritional influences on some major enteric bacterial diseases of pig
Greater understanding of how ‘nutrition’ influences gut epithelial biology and immunobiology, and their interactions with both commensal and pathogenic bacteria, holds promise as a means of tackling enteric disease without antimicrobial agents.
Molecular techniques, wildlife management and the importance of genetic population structure and dispersal: a case study with feral pigs
The results indicated that the feral pig populations studied were unlikely to be acting as closed populations and, importantly, it identified where movement between groups was likely to occur, which should lead to more informed decisions for managing the potential risk posed by feral species in the transmission of wildlife diseases.
Variation in the chemical composition of wheats grown in Western Australia as influenced by variety, growing region, season, and post-harvest storage
Varietal and environmental influences on physical characteristics and chemical content in a cohort of wheats grown in Western Australia indicated the importance of annual rainfall for accumulation of protein, carbohydrates, and lignin in wheats.