Weaning stress and gastrointestinal barrier development: Implications for lifelong gut health in pigs
The gastrointestinal barrier serves a critical role in survival and overall health of animals and humans. Several layers of barrier defense mechanisms are provided by the epithelial, immune and enteric nervous systems. Together they act in concert to control normal gut functions whereas at the same time provide a barrier from the hostile conditions in the luminal environment. Breakdown of these critical GI functions is a central pathophysiological mechanism in the most serious GI disorders in pigs. This review will focus on the development and functional properties of the GI barrier in pigs and how common early life production stressors, such as weaning, can alter immediate and long-term barrier function and disease susceptibility. Specific stress-related pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for driving GI barrier dysfunction induced by weaning and the implications to animal health and performance will be discussed.
Health-conscious individuals often shun pork because of its high fat and cholesterol content. Nowadays, improved breeding of pigs and better feeds have produced leaner and healthier pork. Fat, of course, cannot be totally eliminated and it does increase the palatability of meat. To lessen the fat and cholesterol in pork, simply trim off all visible fats. Some people believe that pork is even healthier than beef because its fat is accessible and can easily be discarded. Beef fat is marbled with the lean meat, making it difficult to trim off. Another way to lower fat content is to cook pork in ways that will eliminate the addition of oil or butter, such as boiling, grilling, or roasting. If you really want something fried, then pan-fry in very little oil instead of deep frying. You can also use oils that are lower in saturated fats such as corn oil, peanut oil, canola oil, or soybean oil.
Health and Helena
I’ve been pretty quiet the past couple of months on here, something’s happened, I’ve discovered health. Proper skin glowing, hair shining, I didn’t know I could bend in more ways than one, leafy green munching, shunning all sugar, refined food banning, whole food hailing, mind watching, confidence growing, happiness addict kind of health. Watch this space, I will probably shamelessly serenade you with health tips, tango towards you with exercise ideas and hypnotise you to build a watchtower in your mind to shoo away that bad talking mini you, cause no one puts baby in the corner! In the mean while, if my passionate descriptions of my delirious love of health has inspired you, in any way, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I will be happy to break down the flood gates to my knowledge and at the moment need willing guinea pigs for a free health consultation with yours truly.
Pigs For Vegetarians! 😉 – Kat’s Health Corner
HE’S AN APPLE. HE’S A PIG. HE’S A PIG FOR VEGETARIANS! ????. I always have fun making these kind of things with my Sunbeams. I got back from camp safely – I had so much fun! This week I have some time off before I start school, so my goal is to read my scriptures along with completing my posts for BetterChip, What Kat Ate: Family Camp Style, Grain-Free Cookies, and Homemade Bread. So I’ll have some fun this week working on those and catching up with you guys! ????. xoxox,. I’m Kat, the recipe creator, photographer, and foodie behind Kat’s Health Corner. I love creating and healthifying recipes to incorporate nutrient-rich food. The Lord has been my support throughout my life, and I owe all I have become to Him. Read my story and follow my journey to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
Pathogenic E.coli in Pigs
The client wanted a film to introduce an antibiotic for effective pathogenic E.coli control in pigs. The product was already established on the European market, and the client now wanted to introduce it in the US. It is noteworthy that this product is part of an all-encompassing business philosophy that provides the pig farmer with building blocks to increase his profitability. As one of these building blocks, this product protects piglets during a susceptible period after weaning and thereby ensures their health and growth into profitable finisher pigs. On the one hand, the film was supposed to target pig producers and should therefore be concise and entertaining. On the other hand, it still needed to be technical and scientific enough so that interested vets would enjoy watching it too.
Guinea Pig Health
Guinea pigs are quite stoical animals, so it’s often a little difficult to tell when they’re unwell. This section contains advice on lots of different aspects of guinea pig health and hygiene, from grooming your pets to checking them over for certain health problems. In general, many experts recommend giving your pets a health check once a week, and giving them an anti-mange bath every month or two. It’s also important to be on the lookout for changes in both your guinea pigs bodies and their behaviour, as departures from normal are an important indicator of a health problem. This section includes information on both grooming and general healthcare. Whether your guinea pig has short or long hair, is young or old, male or female, we hope this section has the advice you need to keep your pet in top condition.