This week’s Science Page presents the second part of a project done by Zeineldin et al. from Dr. Jim Lowe’s program at the University of Illinois. The first part is available here.
- Fluctuations in antimicrobial resistance genes (ARGs) associated with the developing gastrointestinal microbiota have not been elucidated
- The swine fecal microbiota and their accompanying ARGs were diverse and established soon after birth
- Results indicate that the perinatal TUL metaphylaxis has no measurable beneficial or detriment impacts on fecal microbiota structure and abundance of ARGs in pre-weaned piglets