Effect of tannins on growth performance and intestinal ecosystem in weaned piglets.

@article{Biagia2010EffectOT,
  title={Effect of tannins on growth performance and intestinal ecosystem in weaned piglets.},
  author={Giacomo Biagia and Irene Cipollini and Brigitte R. Paulicks and Franz Xaver Roth},
  journal={Archives of animal nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={64 2},
  pages={121-35}
}
Tannins are natural polyphenolic compounds that can reduce digestibility of dietary protein but also display antibacterial effects. The present study investigated, in vitro and in vivo, the effect of different levels of tannins (using a chestnut wood extract containing 75% tannins) on growth performance, intestinal microbiota and wall morphology in piglets. During a 24 h in vitro caecal fermentation, the utilisation of tannins at 0.75, 1.5, 3, and 6 g/l significantly reduced total gas… CONTINUE READING

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