Pigs that are divergent in feed efficiency, differ in intestinal enzyme and nutrient transporter gene expression, nutrient digestibility and microbial activity.

@article{Vigors2016PigsTA,
  title={Pigs that are divergent in feed efficiency, differ in intestinal enzyme and nutrient transporter gene expression, nutrient digestibility and microbial activity.},
  author={Stafford Vigors and Terence Sweeney and Cormac J O'Shea and Alan Kieran Kelly and John V O'Doherty},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  year={2016},
  volume={10 11},
  pages={1848-1855}
}
Feed efficiency is an important trait in the future sustainability of pig production, however, the mechanisms involved are not fully elucidated. The objective of this study was to examine nutrient digestibility, organ weights, select bacterial populations, volatile fatty acids (VFA's), enzyme and intestinal nutrient transporter gene expression in a pig population divergent in feed efficiency. Male pigs (n=75; initial BW 22.4 kg SEM 2.03 kg) were fed a standard finishing diet for 43 days before… CONTINUE READING

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