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Post-weaning diarrhoea and performance of pigs fed a low protein diet without essential amino acid supplementation

Kim, J.C., Heo, J.M., Mullan, B.P. and Pluske, J.R. (2011) Post-weaning diarrhoea and performance of pigs fed a low protein diet without essential amino acid supplementation. In: Manipulating Pig Production XIII. Proceedings of the 13th Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA) Biennial Conference. R. van Barneveld (ed), 27 - 30 November, Adelaide, South Australia p. 94.

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Abstract

Previous experiments have shown that feeding a low protein (LP) diet within the first two weeks post-weaning reduces protein fermentation in the gastrointestinal tract and the clinical expression of post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD: Heo et al., 2009). However, growth of young pigs receiving aLP diet without crystalline essential amino acid (CEAA) supplementation is depressed after weaning. The hypothesis tested in this experiment was that the short -term reduction in performance caused by feeding a LP diet for two weeks immediately after weaning would not affect the lifetime performance of pigs because of compensatory growth.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/28703
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