Effect of chito-oligosaccharide on growth performance, intestinal barrier function, intestinal morphology and cecal microflora in weaned pigs.

@article{Yang2012EffectOC,
  title={Effect of chito-oligosaccharide on growth performance, intestinal barrier function, intestinal morphology and cecal microflora in weaned pigs.},
  author={Chunlei Yang and Peter R. Ferket and Qiong Hua Hong and Jia Zhou and G T Cao and Lin Zhou and An’guo Chen},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2012},
  volume={90 8},
  pages={2671-6}
}
A total of 180 weanling pigs (21 ± 3 d of age; 5.98 ± 0.04 kg) were used to investigate the effect of chito-oligosaccharide (COS) on growth performance, intestinal barrier function, intestinal morphology, and cecal microflora. Based on initial BW, gender and litter, the pigs were given 5 treatments during a 14-d feeding experiment, including a basal diet (control), 3 diets with COS supplementation (200, 400, or 600 mg/kg), and a diet with colistin sulfate (CSE) supplementation (20 mg/kg). Six… CONTINUE READING