“Mucin Dynamics and Microbial Populations in Chicken Small Intestine Are Changed by Dietary Probiotic and Antibiotic Growth Promoter Supplementation”
This study looked closely at the effect of changing intestinal microbial populations on mucin dynamics—the dynamics of the intestinal mucous layer that acts as a barrier from pathogenic bacteria. Chicks fed a dietary probiotic showed changes in microbial populations which in turn altered mucin dynamics and gut health.