Effects of dietary fructo- oligosaccharide on villous height and disaccharidase activity of the small intestine, pH, VFA and ammonia concentrations in the large intestine of weaned pigs

S.B. Shim, I.H. Williams, M.W.A. Verstegen

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Abstract

An experiment was conducted to investigate changes in the lumen and wall of the intestinal tract of weaned pigs caused by fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and consequences for growth. Twelve male pigs weaned at 24 days were individually housed and fed either control, 0.25% FOS, or 3% FOS diets for 21 days after weaning. The pH of chyme in the caecum and proximal colon were lower (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-97
Number of pages7
JournalActa Agriculturae Scandinavica Section A-Animal Science
Volume55
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • crypt depth
  • cell-proliferation
  • villus height
  • piglets
  • inulin
  • fructooligosaccharides
  • digestion
  • supplementation
  • bifidobacteria
  • oligofructose

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