Effects of Inadequate Maternal Dietary Protein:Carbohydrate Ratios during Pregnancy on Offspring Immunity in Pigs

An imbalance of protein or carbohydrate to gilts during pregnancy induced both short-term and long-lasting effects on immune responses in piglets, and may impair the defences of their piglets against potential pathogens, according to new research from Germany.
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