Development and physiology of the rumen and the lower gut: Targets for improving gut health

By Michael A. Steele, Greg B. Penner, Frédérique Chaucheyras-Durand, Le Luo Guan

Published on 09/03/2016

Gastrointestinal barrier function in dairy cattle is influenced by the presence of metabolites and microbes in feed. Recent evidence suggests the upper and lower gut can communicate, but the exact mechanism isn’t fully understood. This study takes a closer look at how diet and microbiotaGlossaryView allMicrobiota
A microbiota is the whole of the ecosystem (bacteria, yeast, fungi and viruses) living in a specific environment. Intestinal microbiota was previously called “intestinal flora.”
can affect growth and influence functions in the intestinal tract.


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