Hello guest
Your basket is empty
We provide two pathways to the content. Thematic (chapters that address certain themes, e.g. cultivation, regardless of crop or animal type) and Product (chapters that relate to a specific type of crop or animal). Choose the most applicable route to find the right collection for you. 
Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us and let us help you build a custom-made collection. 
You are in: All categories > A-Z Chapters > U
Use the Contact form to discuss the best purchasing method for you... Start building your collection today!

Use of probiotics and prebiotics in pig nutrition in the post-weaning period

Code: 9781838795252
Ingunn Stensland, Linley Valley Pork, Australia and John R. Pluske, Murdoch University, Australia

Chapter synopsis: Prebiotics and probiotics have attracted considerable interest as alternatives or replacements for growth-promoting antibiotics and/or some heavy metals in diets for pigs, particularly in the post-weaning period where the newly weaned pig is subject to considerable challenges in its new environment. This chapter briefly reviews the microbiota of the gastrointestinal tract of the young pig and the important role it plays in the early stages of life. The chapter then defines probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics, in addition to reviewing the research conducted on the topic, including a case study where a probiotic product (Peribios™) has been used commercially to modulate the production around parturition. Finally, it looks ahead for possible future trends and offers suggestions on where to look for more information on the topic.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0013.28
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Microbiota and their importance to the pig 3 Probiotics 4 Prebiotics 5 Synbiotics 6 Case study: using probiotics to modulate production around parturition 7 Future trends and conclusion 8 Where to look for further information 9 References

Also in U

Our site uses cookies. For more information, see our cookie policy. Accept cookies and close
Reject cookies Manage settings