Interpretive Summary: Effects of ferulic acid on the growth performance, antioxidant capacity, and intestinal development of piglets with intrauterine growth retardation
By: Jin Wan, Qiong Yu, Junqiu Luo, Li Zhang, and Zheng Ruan
Intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) impairs postnatal growth and development in neonatal piglets. Ferulic acid (FA) is a ubiquitous phenolic compound that is present in numerous fruits and vegetables and possesses various biological activities. However, little is known about whether FA supplementation has beneficial effects on the growth performance, antioxidant capacity, and intestinal development of piglets with IUGR. Our findings provide important implications for treating piglets with IUGR after birth by stimulating intestinal development with FA supplementation.
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