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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||Rights Statement:||Copyright 2010 - Megan Victoria Edwards||Open Access Embargo:||2012-09-07||HERDC Category Description:||T2 Thesis - Doctorate by Research||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 168
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