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Effects of Adding Essential Oil to the Diet of Weaned Pigs on Performance, Nutrient Utilization, Immune Response and Intestinal Health
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of adding essential oils to the diet of weaned pigs on performance, nutrient utilization, immune response and intestinal health. A total of 96Expand
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Screening of Bacillus strains as potential probiotics and subsequent confirmation of the in vivo effectiveness of Bacillus subtilis MA139 in pigs
A total of 124 samples were collected from the intestine of broiler chickens, piglet faeces, fermented foods, soils and Chinese herbs. More than 750 strains of aerobic, spore-forming bacteria wereExpand
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Essential oil and aromatic plants as feed additives in non-ruminant nutrition: a review
This paper summarizes the current knowledge regarding the possible modes of action and nutritional factors involved in the use of essential oils (EOs) for swine and poultry. EOs have recentlyExpand
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Effects of Lactobacilli on the Performance, Diarrhea Incidence, VFA Concentration and Gastrointestinal Microbial Flora of Weaning Pigs
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of a complex Lactobacilli preparation on performance, resistance to E. coli infection and gut microbial flora of weaning pigs. In exp. 1, twelveExpand
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Dietary arginine supplementation affects microvascular development in the small intestine of early-weaned pigs.
This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary arginine levels on microvascular development of the small intestine in early-weaned pigs. Twenty-four crossbred pigs (5.0 +/- 0.3 kg bodyExpand
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Effects of dietary Astragalus polysaccharide on growth performance and immune function in weaned pigs
An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effects of dietary supplementation of a polysaccharide isolated from Astragalus membranaceus (APS) on performance and immune responses in weaned pigs. AExpand
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Predicting corn digestible and metabolizable energy content from its chemical composition in growing pigs
BackgroundThe nutrient composition of corn is variable. To prevent unforeseen reductions in growth performance, grading and analytical methods are used to minimize nutrient variability betweenExpand
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Soybean 𝛃-conglycinin-induced gut hypersensitivity reaction in a piglet model
Soybean is a major protein source in human and animal nutrition, but has also been described as a source of allergenic reactions. The objective of this study was to investigate anaphylactic reactionsExpand
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Antioxidative activity of geranium (Pelargonium inquinans Ait) and its active component, 1,2,3,4,6‐Penta‐O‐galloyl‐β‐d‐glucose
The antioxidative activity of geranium (Pelargonium inquinans Ait) and its active component was investigated under in vitro and cellular oxidative stress models. The MeOH extract, and n‐hexane,Expand
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Effect of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens-based Direct-fed Microbial on Performance, Nutrient Utilization, Intestinal Morphology and Cecal Microflora in Broiler Chickens
The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of the dietary supplementation of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens-based direct-fed microbial (DFM) on growth performance, nutrient utilization,Expand
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