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Why do pigs prefer certain nutrients?

Newer technologies have made it increasingly clear why pigs choose for certain nutrients – this can currently being researched even at genomic level.
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Academics / General Science : Science Codex

URBANA -- Phosphorus is a vital nutrient for pig growth, but pigs do not always digest it well. Research conducted at the University of Illinois has determined how adding various levels of the enzyme phytase to the diet improves how...

Study: Can Calibrin-Z improve performance in ZEA fed pigs

Industries / Agriculture : AllAboutFeed

Previous research has shown that dietary Zearalenone (ZEA) may reduce nutrient digestibility and increase oxidative stress in pigs; and that the use of Calibrin-Z (CAZ), thermally processed clay, can prevent the negative effects of ...

Research: Increasing DDGS levels in nursery pigs

Industries / Agriculture : PigProgress

Increasing dietary Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) inclusion levels for nursery pigs decreases dry matter digestibility and faecal phosphorus concentration, but does not affect its excretion, retention, or digestibility...

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Industries / Agriculture : AllAboutFeed

The quality of the kibble is an important topic for pet food producers, especially with the increased levels of protein in the pet food. US researchers performed a study to test whether adding gelatin can improve the kibble physical...

Health status pigs influences amino acid need

Industries / Agriculture : AllAboutFeed

Depending on their health status, fattening pigs have more or less need for certain nutrients. This is the conclusion of research by Wageningen UR in the Netherlands.


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