Effect of fructooligosaccharides on gut health in neonatal piglets : VDI-3 Piglet experimen

D. Schokker, R. Jansen, A.J.M. Jansman, S. Vastenbouw, F.M. de Bree, A. Bossers, J.M.J. Rebel, M.A. Smits

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Abstract

Gut microbial colonization and immune competence development are affected by early-life environmental and dietary interventions. The interplay between microbiota in the intestinal tract and the gut mucosal surfaces of the host is critical for the development of an accurate immune competence. In the present study we intervened during early life of suckling piglets by a daily oral administration of fructooligosaccharides (FOS solution) from day 2 – 14 and investigated the effects on intestinal microbiota composition (by 16S rDNA sequencing) and biological processes of the intestinal mucosal tissue (by genome-wide intestinal gene expression analysis) during the suckling phase.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLivestock Research report
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
No.913

Keywords

  • piglets
  • intestines
  • animal health
  • oligosaccharides
  • intestinal microorganisms
  • immunology

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