publication . Article . 2020

Prevotella in Pigs: The Positive and Negative Associations with Production and Health

Samat Amat; Hannah Lantz; Peris M. Munyaka; Benjamin P. Willing;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2020 Journal: Microorganisms, volume 8, issue 1,584 (issn: 2076-2607, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
A diverse and dynamic microbial community (known as microbiota) resides within the pig gastrointestinal tract (GIT). The microbiota contributes to host health and performance by mediating nutrient metabolism, stimulating the immune system, and providing colonization resistance against pathogens. Manipulation of gut microbiota to enhance growth performance and disease resilience in pigs has recently become an active area of research in an era defined by increasing scrutiny of antimicrobial use in swine production. In order to develop microbiota-targeted strategies, or to identify potential next-generation probiotic strains originating from the endogenous members ...
free text keywords: animal production and health, gut microbial ecology, immune system, microbiota, <i>Prevotella</i>, pig, Review, Prevotella, lcsh:Biology (General), lcsh:QH301-705.5, Colonisation resistance, Biology, biology.organism_classification, Probiotic, law.invention, law, Antimicrobial use, Disease, Gut flora, Animal species, Genetics
Agricultural and Food Sciences
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