Univ. of NE-Lincoln: Effect of Dam Parity on Progeny Gastrointestinal Microbiota

Litter performance, progeny growth performance, and progeny health status may be affected by dam parity. The objective of the current experiment was to evaluate gastrointestinal microfl ora, as a measure of gut health, in progeny derived from first parity (P1) compared to fourth parity (P4) dams.