Butyrate has been shown to have positive effects on intestinal development and function. It is reported that butyrate will increase villi height, crypt depth, plica area and mucosa thickness in the small intestine, mainly in the jejunum and proximal ileum. This will increase absorptive capacity of the small intestine and as a result improve performance. It enhances enterocytes and intestinal villosity development. Butyrate helps support the development of epithelial cells by providing a readily available source of energy. Further, supplementation of butyrate in milk replacer or starter diet positively affects stomach and small intestinal development in newborn piglets, veal calves and broiler chicken. A balanced intestinal micro-flora is an important factor contributing to intestinal health and consistent animal performance.
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