The importance of methionine in neonatal piglets

A healthy, well-developed gut is critical to ensure the future health and performance of piglets. Methionine is one of many constituents that is necessary to ensure optimal gut development. An inadequate supply of methionine severely restricts the development of the gastrointestinal tract, by shifting methionine metabolism towards protein synthesis and splanchnic organ growth such as the liver. Read more about the importance of methionine in neonatal piglets in the March/April issue of Porcus, or by clicking on the link below. Read full article
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Heinrich Jansen van Vuuren holds a BSc in animal science from the University of Pretoria and is the team lead for amino acids, companion animals, and aquaculture at Chemuniqué.

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