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Performance and gastric ulcers in growing-finishing pigs fed alfalfa hay meal or a coarse-milled pelleted diet

Hansen, C.F., Sloth, N.M., Kjeldsen, N.J. and Pluske, J. (2007) Performance and gastric ulcers in growing-finishing pigs fed alfalfa hay meal or a coarse-milled pelleted diet. In: Manipulating Pig Production XI. Proceedings of the 11th Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Biennial Conference, 25 - 28 October, Brisbane, Australia p. 56.

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Abstract

Danish producers using pelleted feed and experiencing problems with gastric ulcers in their herd are sometimes advised to use diets containing alfalfa hay meal or diets that have greater mean particle size. However the effects of such interventions have not fully been investigated. These experiments investigated the effect of alfalfa hay meal and coarser milling in pelleted diets on growth performance and occurrence of gastric ulcers 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)
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/28025
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