Development of Swine’s Digestive Tract Microbiota and Its Relation to Production Indices - A Review
Damian Knecht , Paulina Cholewińska , Anna Jankowska-Mąkosa , Katarzyna Czyż
AbstractThe development of research methods and tools related to microbiome investigation, as well as widened knowledge and awareness concerning the significance of microorganisms inhabiting mammalian organisms, has led to an increasing popularity of studies in this field. This review paper presents some issues related to the swine microbiome, its development starting from an early age of life and its status in adult animals, as well as factors affecting the microbiome in pigs. Attention is paid to the role of probiotics and prebiotics as alternatives to antibiotics in the context of post-weaning diarrhea treatment, and to the role of microorganisms inhabiting the digestive tract of pigs in performance indices formation. In veterinary and pork production practice, understanding of the swine microbiome and its relationships with the host organism may be useful in the prevention of some diseases and also in improvement of performance results of animals.
|Journal series||Animals, ISSN 2076-2615, e-ISSN 2076-2615, (N/A 100 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.6|
|Keywords in English||pigs; piglets; microbiota; gastrointestinal tract|
|License||Journal (articles only); published final; ; with publication|
|Score||= 100.0, 12-05-2021, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 7; = 5; : 2018 = 1.148; : 2019 = 2.323 (2)|
|Citation count*||9 (2021-05-14)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.