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Microbiome studies in swine systems: Challenges and opportunities (Part 1)

Reprinted as posted on Swine in Minnesota blog. Report written by Dr. Andres Gomez, University of Minnesota Department of Animal Science

Key Points
  • Microbiome and more specifically the bacteria residing in the gut play multiple roles related with nutrition and health.
  • The study of swine gut bacteria is still in its early stages, and the field contains many possibilities exciting possibilities.
  • Funding and microbiome classification are two of the most important barriers to overcome in order to gain insight into the complex field of swine gut bacteria.
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