Gut Health

Fibre fermentation and the possible role of butyrate in pig health

Speaker: Dr Helle Nygaard LAERKE (Aarhus Univ, Denmark)

Butyrate, either endogenous (produced by microbiota) or exogenous (supplied by the feed) is a key nutrient for gut metabolism: reducing intestinal inflammation, improving absorptive capacity, strengthening gut barrier resulting in better performance and better meat quality.

Poultry & Swine Conferences 2019

Swine: Managing Sows
Managing sows starts with improving their feed intake, particularly in lactation. Manipulating the feed composition to stimulate endogenous butyrate production, to improve quantity and quality of colostrum and milk will help to support prolificity and piglet performance.

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