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Atlas of the Pig Gut - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128189580

Atlas of the Pig Gut

1st Edition

Research and Techniques from Birth to Adulthood

Editors: Romuald Zabielski Tomasz Skrzypek
Paperback ISBN: 9780128189580
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 23rd April 2021
Page Count: 192
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Atlas of the Pig Gut: Research and Techniques from Birth to Adulthood examines the development of the gastrointestinal tract in swine. It focuses on changes occurring during the developmental phase, with an emphasis on the gut that is reflected in alterations of the intestinal mucosa architecture. Led by leading experts in pig digestion research, the book contains descriptions and microphotographs of the most updated research. The changes occurring in the intestine are presented in a comprehensive order, from small magnifications of tissue structures to high magnifications of fragments of epithelium-building cell structures. Additionally, the book highlights the replacement mechanism of epithelial cells during the development of the small intestinal mucosa.

This book is the ideal resource for animal science researchers and practitioners. In addition, swine veterinarians and academics will also find it useful due to its helpful, detailed graphics and organized structure.

Key Features

  • Discusses microscopic techniques for observing changes in the gastrointestinal mucosa structure and guidelines for avoiding common analysis errors
  • Features original micrographs obtained from light, confocal and scanning electron microscopy
  • Provides carefully-worded directions for learning the basic mammalian anatomy and morphology of the gut


Researchers and practitioners in animal science and feed science; advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in veterinary medicine

Table of Contents

  1. 2D and 3D Imaging
    2. Proper Tissue Harvesting
    3. Histology Techniques
    4. Equipmentology
    5. Harvesting and Presenting Images
    6. Tissue Analysis
    7. From Birth to Adulthood
    8. Early Postnatal Rebuilding of Gut Mucosa
    9. Adaptation to Solid Diet
    10. Cell Changes
    11. Proteins for Development and Function
    12. Healthy Gut Patterns vs. Intrauterine Growth Retarded Gut
    13. Effects of Different Feeds
    14. Gut Microbial Life
    15. Pathophysiology in the Gut
    16. Inflammation
    17. Bacterial, Viral, and Parasitic Infections


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About the Editors

Romuald Zabielski

Romuald Zabielski

Romuald Zabielski, DVM, PhD, is Professor at the Department of Large Animal Diseases with Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine SGGW in Warsaw, Poland, and has been teaching animal physiology and physiology of neonate on various levels for over three decades. In 2012, he introduced the Veterinary Prevention course, and the Herd Health Management course at FVM SGGW in 2015. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Polish Academy of Science. His research interests include the physiology of digestive functions of neonates, neurohormonal regulations, and the role of food and food components in controlling digestive tract functions. He published more than 200 research papers and monographs.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Large Animal Disease with clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine SGGW, Warsaw, Poland

Tomasz Skrzypek

Tomasz Skrzypek

Dr. Tomasz Skrzypek is a Research Assistant Professor and head of the Laboratory of Confocal and Electron Microscopy and Laboratory Ultrastructure and Electron Microscopy, Department of Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. He holds a doctorate in Biological Sciences, specializing in light and electron microscopy, scientifically involved in the study of the development of the digestive system structures in pigs. He is the author of 24 scientific publications. His research interests include the morphology and histology of the development of the digestive tract in neonates and the impact of food and supplements on small intestine mucosa architecture.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Assistant Professor and head of the Laboratory of Confocal and Electron Microscopy and Laboratory Ultrastructure and Electron Microscopy, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland

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