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- Beier, Ross C
- Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2013 v.61 no.15 pp. 3757
- absorption; feed additives; gas chromatography; intestinal absorption; jejunum; pathogens; piglets; thymol
- ... Food-producing animals are reservoirs of Campylobacter, a leading bacterial cause of human foodborne illness. The natural product thymol can reduce the survivability of Campylobacter, but its rapid absorption in the proximal gastrointestinal tract may preclude its use as a feed additive to reduce intestinal colonization of these pathogens. This work examined the ex vivo absorption of thymol and th ...