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Effects of dietary inclusion of Opuntia ficus-indica on the glycemia and productive performance in lactating sows

  • 2019
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 49
G. Ordaz, A. Juárez, K. Vargas, R.E. Pérez & R. Ortiz Page: 824 - 834

Sows with increased blood glucose during late gestation may have decreased feed intake in lactation. Supplying dietary fibre to the sow reportedly modulates blood glucose and improves feed intake. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of…

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Evaluation of in vivo techniques for the determination of apparent ileal amino acid digestibilities in feedstuffs for piglets

  • 2000
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 30
J. Viljoen, S.E. Coetzee, J.C. Fick, F.K. Siebrits and J.P. Hayes Page: 7 - 15

Three in vivo techniques were evaluated in terms of their suitability for determination of the apparent ileal amino acid digestibility (AID) of protein sources for piglets. The techniques were: ileo-rectal anastomosis (IRA), cannulation at the distal ileum and a slaughter…

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