Impact of weaning and an antioxidant blend on intestinal barrier function and antioxidant status in pigs.

@article{Zhu2012ImpactOW,
  title={Impact of weaning and an antioxidant blend on intestinal barrier function and antioxidant status in pigs.},
  author={Lihui Zhu and Karen L Zhao and Xiao Ling Chen and Jian Xue Xu},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2012},
  volume={90 8},
  pages={2581-9}
}
The objective of this experiment was to investigate the influence of weaning stress and an antioxidant blend on gut health and free radical metabolism in postweaning pigs. A total of 96 pigs from 12 litters were randomly divided by litter to 3 groups with 4 litters each. The control group and the weaning group were fed the basal diet, and the antioxidant group was fed the basal diet supplemented with an antioxidant blend. The control group was suckling normally during the experimental period… CONTINUE READING