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- 1Anti-microbial defense molecules
- 1Commensal bacteria
- 1Gastro-intestinal tract
- 1Microbiota colonization
Association between commensal bacterial establishment and mucosal innate immune genes expression throughout the gastro-intestinal tract of dairy calvesDownload
Communication between commensal microbes and host in gastro-intestinal tract (GIT) has been proven to be vital for host immune responses and health maintenance. This study investigated the relationship between bacterial community and mucosal innate immune gene expression throughout the GIT of...
Evidence is accumulating regarding the potential long-term impact of the early gut microbiota on host health. However, our current understanding of the early microbiome of cattle, a domestic livestock species that plays an important role in meeting the increasing demand for high quality protein,...
The goal of this research was to evaluate the effects of calf starter fermentation on rumen pH, metabolic adaptation of ruminal epithelia and growth of calves during the weaning transition. In study 1, calf starter consumption increased short chain fatty acid concentration in the rumen and...
The effect of tube vs. bottle feeding colostrum on IgG absorption, abomasal emptying and plasma hormone concentrations in newborn calvesDownload
Colostrum management is essential for calf survival and success in the dairy herd, and current practices on farm are to feed colostrum through either an esophageal tube or a nipple bottle. Therefore, the objective of this thesis was to determine if feeding colostrum to newborn calves through an...