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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2013|
|Event||International Union of nutritional Sciences (IUNS), International Congress of Nutrition - Granada, Spain, Spain|
Duration: 15 Sept 2013 → 20 Sept 2013
|Conference||International Union of nutritional Sciences (IUNS), International Congress of Nutrition|
|Period||15/09/13 → 20/09/13|