Association between weaning, intestinal health of weaned piglets and the consumption of diets with probiotics and potato protein concentrate

Keywords: additives, functional foods, weaning piglets, yeasts, intestinal microbiota


Weaning is a very critical period in the life of the piglet that causes a setback in the development of the digestive organs, resulting in poor feed digestion and the presence of post-weaning diarrhea. Due to the potential prohibition of the use of antibiotics in animal feed as growth promoters, complications are observed that can lead to poor performance and death of recently weaned animals. The use of functional feeds in antibiotic-free diets for newly weaned piglets is practically mandatory to maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract and reduce the presence and severity of post-weaning diarrhea. Probiotic yeasts and potato protein concentrate have antimicrobial actions that can inhibit pathogenic bacteria and favor the presence of a beneficial microbiota that helps maintain intestinal health.


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Author Biography

Tércia Cesária Reis de Souza, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro

Médica Veterinaria (1979) y M. en C. en Zootecnia (1983) por la Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Brasil; Doctor en Ciencias Biológicas (1992) por la Université de Rennes I - Francia. Porfesor Adjunto de la Universidade Federal da Bahia (Brasil) de 1983 a 1994. Cátedra Patrimonial de Excelencia (CONACYT) en la Universidad Veracruzana (México) de 1994 a 1995. Profesor investigador de la Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (México) de 1996 hasta la fecha. SNI nivel I de 1998 hasta 2008. Profesor perfil PROMEP (SEP, México) de 2000 a la fecha.


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Bautista Marín, Samantha E., Teresita de Jesus Hijuitl Valeriano, Gerardo Mariscal Landín, José Guadalupe Gómez Soto, Christian I. Narváez Briones, Konisgmar Escobar García, and Tércia Cesária Reis de Souza. 2023. “Association Between Weaning, Intestinal Health of Weaned Piglets and the Consumption of Diets With Probiotics and Potato Protein Concentrate”. Archivos Latinoamericanos De Producción Animal 31 (2), 115-37.
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