Project


MonoGutHealth-PIG -The role of neonatal supplementation of glutamine in modulating growth, gut functional development, and antioxidative status in neonatal piglets

Contact: Prof. Dr. Cornelia C. Metges

Duration: 2021-2024

Funding: EU - H2020 European Training Networks

Abstract:
MonoGutHealth is funded by the European Commission through in the Horizon 2020 Programme in the framework of a “Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions: Innovative Training Network”. The overall objective of MonoGutHealth is to provide an interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international training experience for 11 early stage researchers (ESR) in an inspiring, novel and highly topical area of livestock research encompassing animal husbandry, social innovations and entrepreneurship. The objective of MonoGutHealth-PIG is to provide an interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international training experience for early stage researchers in a highly topical area of livestock research. The project will explore efficiency of nutritional strategies during the neonatal phase to support optimal gut and healthy body development in pigs. In particular, the effect of oral glutamine administration during the first 18 days of life on growth, metabolic profiles, gut development and barrier function, and the glutathione system will be investigated. Furthermore, it will be studied if dietary glutamine is incorporated in microbial protein and to what extent glutamine carbon is incorporated in other amino acid and glucose.

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