Several factors affect gut health of pigs

Several factors affect gut health of pigs

THE presence of bacteria in the intestines of pigs is not necessarily a bad thing because most bacterial species do no harm, and many of them are essential for intestinal health.

The challenge is to find the substances that boost the good bacteria and inhibit the bad bacteria.

"The diversity of bacteria in the pig's intestinal tract plays an important role not onl

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