Modeling the effects of stressors on the performance of populations of pigs
Wellock, J, Emmans, G.C. and Kyriazakis, I. (2004), Journal of Animal Science
A simulation model that predicts the effect of the social, physical, and nutritional environments on pig food intake and performance was extended to deal with individual variation.
Oxidative stress, antioxidants, and animal function
Miller, JK, Breyinska-Slebodzinska E, Madsen, FC (1999), Journal of Dairy Science
Reactive oxygen metabolites generated during normal metabolism and metabolism stimulated by xenobiotics can enter into reactions that, when uncontrolled, can impair performance.
Taste perception, associated hormonal modulation, and nutrient intake
Hillary B. Loper, Michael La Sala, Cedrick Dotson, Nanette Steinle, (2015), Nutrition Reviews
It is well known that taste perception influences food intake. After ingestion, gustatory receptors relay sensory signals to the brain, which segregates, evaluates, and distinguishes the stimuli, leading to the experience known as “flavor.”
Mycotoxins and the intestine
Broom, L. (2015), Animal Nutrition
Most, if not all, of the reported effects of mycotoxins are negative in terms of intestinal health, for example, decreased intestinal cell viability, reductions in short chain fatty acid (SCFA) concentrations and elimination of beneficial bacteria, increased expression of genes involved in promoting inflammation and counteracting oxidative stress. These effects are almost certainly occurring across species.
Effect of Deoxynivalenol and Other Type B Trichothecenes on the Intestine: A Review
Pinton, P., Oswald, IP (2014), Toxins (Basel)
The gastrointestinal tract is the first physiological barrier against food contaminants, as well as the first target for these toxicants. An increasing number of studies suggest that intestinal epithelial cells are targets for deoxynivalenol (DON) and other Type B trichothecenes (TCTB).