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Relationships between nutrient digestibility, β-Glucan Content and ileal digesta viscosity in pigs fed different Australian barley cultivars

van Barneveld, R.J. and Pluske, J.R. (2001) Relationships between nutrient digestibility, β-Glucan Content and ileal digesta viscosity in pigs fed different Australian barley cultivars. In: Lindberg, J.E. and Ogle, B., (eds.) The digestive physiology of pigs: Proceedings of the 8th Symposium. CABI Publishing, pp. 148-149.

Abstract

Experiments were conducted to define the relationship between barley β-glucan content digestible energy (DE) content and true ileal digestible lysine (TILD) content with ileal digesta viscosity. A significant correlation was found between DE content (P<0.05) and TIDL content (P<0.05) to ileal digesta viscosity, but there was no relationship (P>0.05) between these parameters and β-glucan content of the barley cultivars examined. The results suggest that non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) structure rather than content of specific components has more influence on the digestibility of key dietary nutrients.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: CABI Publishing
Copyright: © CAB International 2001
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/28974
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