Scientists found cannabis-derived cannabidiol(CBD) and nanoselenium improve gut barrier function and affect bacterial enzyme activity in chickens.
Konieczka, P., Szkopek, D., Kinsner, M., Fotschki, B., Juśkiewicz, J., & Banach, J. (2020). Cannabis-derived cannabidiol and nanoselenium improve gut barrier function and affect bacterial enzyme activity in chickens subjected to C. perfringens challenge. Veterinary research, 51(1), 141. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13567-020-00863-0
Research showed that CBD and Nano-Se may be able to modulate the response of chickens to C. perfringens infection, which may allow time for effective intervention. The beneficial effect of both agents on host physiology was manifested in the support of gut barrier function through increased expression of genes controlling gut integrity.
CBD and Nano-Se promoted shifts in bacterial enzyme extracellular activity to increased energy uptake in challenged chickens, and these two agents did not exhibit an opposite effect on mediating the host response to infection.
Collectively, these findings indicate that understanding the action mechanisms of CBD and Nano-Se is of great interest for the development of a preventive strategy for NE in broilers.
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