Particle size and form of the diet influence production and gastric health in growing-finishing pigs
Hansen, C.F., Callesen, J., Kjeldsen, N.J. and Pluske, J. (2007) Particle size and form of the diet influence production and gastric health in growing-finishing pigs. In: Manipulating Pig Production XI. Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Biennial Conference, 25 - 28 October, Brisbane, Australia p. 63.
Under Danish conditions, pelleted diets increase performance in growing-finishing pigs but compromise gastric health compared with coarsely-ground meal-feed (Hansen, 2004). However, in these studies the particle size of the mealfeed was coarser than commercial practice, and consequencly it is not known if pelleted feed increases performance compared with meal-feed or if differences were attributable to particle size effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of feed grinding and pelleting on performance and gastric health in growing-finishing pigs.
|Publication Type:||Conference Paper|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences|
|Publisher:||Australasian Pig Science Association|
|Copyright:||© 2007 Australasian Pig Science Association (Inc)|
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