Bacteriophage as an Alternative to Antibiotics Promotes Growth Performance by Regulating Intestinal Inflammation, Intestinal Barrier Function and Gut Microbiota in Weaned Piglets.

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Date: Jan. 27, 2021
Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Document Type: Article
Length: 446 words
Lexile Measure: 1690L

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Author(s): Yongdi Zeng, Zirui Wang, Tiande Zou, Jun Chen, Guanhong Li, Liuzhen Zheng, Shuo Li, Jinming You

This study aimed to investigate the effects of dietary bacteriophage supplementation on growth performance, intestinal morphology, barrier function, and intestinal microbiota of weaned piglets fed antibiotic-free diet. A total of 120 weaned piglets were allotted to four dietary treatments with five pens/treatment and six piglets/pen in a 21-d feeding trial. The control diet was supplemented with 25 mg/kg quinocetone and 11.25 mg/kg aureomycin in the basal diet, while the three treatment diets were supplemented with 200, 400, or 600 mg/kg bacteriophage in the basal diet, respectively. There was no difference for growth performance and...

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