Dietary lactoferrin supplementation protects the newborn piglets from early weaning diarrhea

CW Yang, Y. Chen, H.X Gan, X Zhu, N. Liu, Bing Wang

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Abstract

Lactoferrin is a natural rich compound in the milk of mammals that has shown to play many biological functions in infants including regulation of immune response and protection against microbial infection.Objective: To investigate the effects of dietary supplementation of lactoferrin on intestinal micro-flora and early weaning diarrhea in newborn piglets.Methods: 3 days old male piglets (Sus scorfa Landrace¡ÁLarge White F1, n=54) were randomized to 3 feeding groups fed milk supplemented with lactoferrin for 5 weeks at dose level of 0.05g/L (group 1, control), 0.5g/L (group 2)and 1g/L (group 3). At 38 days old, the jejunum tissue and the descending colonic contents were collected for colonic bacterial community using qPCR. The faecal consistency score of piglet was monitored daily throughout 5 weeks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages384-385
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
EventInternational Union of nutritional Sciences (IUNS), International Congress of Nutrition - Granada, Spain, Spain
Duration: 15 Sep 201320 Sep 2013

Conference

ConferenceInternational Union of nutritional Sciences (IUNS), International Congress of Nutrition
CountrySpain
Period15/09/1320/09/13

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