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Enzyme (biofeed plus) supplementation may be more beneficial in boars and older weaning age pigs

Dunshea, F.R., Cranwell, P.D., Harrison, D., Campbell, R.G., Kerton, D.J., Pluske, J.R. and King, R.H. (1997) Enzyme (biofeed plus) supplementation may be more beneficial in boars and older weaning age pigs. In: Manipulating Pig Production VI. Proceedings of the sixth biennial conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA), 7 - 10 December, Canberra, Australia p. 228.

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Abstract

Pigs are commonly wean~d at 23-27 days of age. By weaning earlier and providing pigs with high quality diets, it may be possible to increase growth performance up to slaughter. However, digestive capacity of early weaned pigs may be insufficient to fully digest many ingredients currently used in weaner diets. The aim of this experiment was to determine whether an exogenous enzyme preparation with broad carbohydrase activity could benefit pigs that were possibly developmentally immature at weaning.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: APSA Publications
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/28228
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