Effects of dietary fibre source on microbiota composition in the large intestine of suckling piglets.

@article{Zhang2016EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dietary fibre source on microbiota composition in the large intestine of suckling piglets.},
  author={Lingli Zhang and Chunlong Mu and Xiangyu He and Yong Su and Sheng-yong Mao and Jing Zhang and Hauke Smidt and Wei-yun Zhu},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2016},
  volume={363 14}
}
This study aimed to investigate the effects of dietary fibre sources on the gut microbiota in suckling piglets, and to test the hypothesis that a moderate increase of dietary fibre may affect the gut microbiota during the suckling period. Suckling piglets were fed different fibre-containing diets or a control diet from postnatal day 7 to 22. Digesta samples from cecum, proximal colon and distal colon were used for Pig Intestinal Tract Chip analysis. The data showed that the effects of fibre… CONTINUE READING