Changes of intestinal morphology and digestive enzyme activities in association with weaning

  • Ramiro Freddy
Keywords: Weaning, aetiology, absorptive capacity, lymphocytes, latent proteins


It is well known that early weaning causes marked changes to the histology and biochemistry of the small intestine,
such as villus atrophy and crypt hyperplasia, in both laboratory animals and human infants. The change in intestinal
structure often leads to reduced digestive and absorptive capacity and contributes to post-weaning diarrhoea.