Intestinal Permeability Among Calves with Behavioural Disturbances


  • Hasan ERDOĞAN



The connection among disturbed intestinal ecosystem, namely dysbiosis, and central nervous system have been recognized and evidence of proofed within the last 10 years. Microbiological alterations consequently give rise to elevated intestinal permeability, and thus the perception of bacterial fragment and toxins. This could easily hasten and instigate local/systemic inflammatory respond, acting on distant organs, involving the brain. Moreover the unfication of intestinal epithelial barrier exhibits a pivotal role for the microbiota–gut–brain axis. Novel discovery on zonulin, a signfifcant tight junction modifyer of intestinal epithelial cells, has been recognized to participate within the blood–brain barrier functioning. In the present article the present authors’ addressed the possible role of zonulin in an attempt to detect the relationship among leaky gut, neurological involvement and gut-brain axis to those of calves. Serum zonulin levels were determined by use of Sandwich ELISA. Clinical signs were recorded and noticed. Comparative analysis of serum zonulin levels (ng/mL) were deemed available were showing statistical significance (p=0,001) among healthy ones (24,11 ± 2,44) vs. calves with behavioural disturbances (58,03 ± 2,47).

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ERDOĞAN, H. (2024). Intestinal Permeability Among Calves with Behavioural Disturbances. Turkish Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2(1).