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Effect of feed sweetener and feed flavor on growth performance of weanling pigs

Espinosa, Charmaine D., Xixi Chen, Yan Lei, Jirong Lv, Hans H. Stein. 2020. Effect of feed sweetener and feed flavor on growth performance of weanling pigs. Journal of Animal Science, Volume 98, Issue Supplement_4, November 2020, Pages 108. (Abstr.). Link to abstract.

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Effect of feed sweetener and feed flavor on growth performance of weanling pigs

At weaning, pigs have to cope with abrupt withdrawal of sow milk, and this often causes appetite suppression due to marked changes in diet form and composition. Feed flavor and sweetener are believed to increase feed palatability, and subsequently improve feed intake, average daily gain, and immune response of weanling pigs. However, data that confirm this hypothesis are limited. Therefore, it was the objective of this experiment to test the hypothesis that supplementation of feed flavor and feed sweetener in diets fed to weanling pigs improve growth performance.

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