In this course we are going to illustrate the myriad interactions of probiotic bacteria with the intestinal lining of their host. These interactions actively support the major barrier and immune functions of the intestinal tract.

  • Probiotic bacteria support the proper development of absorptive capacity in young, growing animals.
  • Probiotic bacteria actively support the barrier functions of the intestinal tract, specifically the proper function of apical tight junctions.
  • Probiotic bacteria interact with specialized cells of an animal’s immune system to positively alter their capacity to respond to challenges.
You will need 20 minutes to take this course.