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Cytokines play a central role in immune cell response, but they also participate in the maintenance of tissue integrity. Changes in the cytokine network of the pig gut may be expected at weaning, because abrupt changes in dietary and environmental factors lead to important morphological and functional adaptations in the gut. This study measured the gene(More)
There is increasing evidence showing that dietary supplementation with prebiotics can be effective in the treatment of intestinal inflammation. Because weaning time is characterized by rapid intestinal inflammation, this study investigated the effect of a diet supplemented with a combination of 4 fermentable carbohydrates (lactulose, inulin, sugarbeet pulp,(More)
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