Question of the week - Week of 12-Apr-2017

What feeding strategies prevent pathogens from adhering to the intestinal tissue in the post-weaning stage?

Question of the week

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Correct answer

Reducing the crude protein decreases the undigested protein that reaches the large intestine and exerts as substrate for the pathogens. Also diets that facilitate fermentation by adding suitable fiber improve the absorption of water and electrolytes and also improve the morphology of the gut. Another strategy is feed restriction.