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Title: Nutritional strategies to limit the post-weaning growth check in young pigs
Contributor(s): Edwards, Megan Victoria (author); Choct, Mingan  (supervisor); Mikkelsen, Lene Lind (supervisor); Campbell, Roger (supervisor)
Conferred Date: 2011
Copyright Date: 2010
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/7158
Abstract: Four experiments were conducted under commercial conditions to assess the influence of various nutritional strategies on the intestinal and immune development, survivability and performance of young pigs in the pre- and post-weaning phases. The nutritional strategies included an extruded creep feed product, amino acid supplementation, non-nutritional effects of creep feed, and the use of two nutraceutical products (spray-dried porcine plasma and a yeast derived protein meal). In the latter three experiments, dam parity was considered as a factor, so comparisons between the progeny of primiparous (P0) and multiparous (P2, 3, and 4) sows were examined. ... The results of these studies provide evidence that nutrition is a promising tool to enhance the intestinal and immune development, survivability and performance of young pigs in the pre- and post-weaning phases. The results also highlight the nutritional and non-nutritional roles of early nutrition in piglet development. Beyond providing nutrients for growth, early nutrition can promote feed intake, down-regulate the immune system, promote rapid stabilisation of gastrointestinal microbiota, and limit protein malnutrition.
Publication Type: Thesis Doctoral
Field of Research Codes: 070204 Animal Nutrition
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 830308 Pigs
Rights Statement: Copyright 2010 - Megan Victoria Edwards
Open Access Embargo: 2012-09-07
HERDC Category Description: T2 Thesis - Doctorate by Research
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