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Effects of yeast hydrolysate versus plasma powder on growth, immunity, and intestinal morphology of weanling piglets

  • 2023
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 53
X.Q. Hu, Z. Gao, J.P. Hu, W.B. Wang, J.J. Dai, AQ. Gong & X.D. Wang Page: 117 - 124

 Yeast hydrolysate (YH) is rich in amino acids, small peptides, B vitamins, glutathione, and nucleotides, which makes it a possible substitute for spray-dried plasma powder (SDPP). This research was conducted to estimate the application of YH instead of SDPP in creep…

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Effects of chitosan addition on growth performance, diarrhoea, anti-oxidative function and serum immune parameters of weaned piglets

  • 2018
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 48
Y. Q. Xu, Z .Q. Wang, Z. Qin, S. M. Yan & B. L. Shi Page: 142 - 150

The present experiment was designed to determine the efficacy of a commercial source of chitosan (CS) to enhance performance, anti-oxidative function, and immune response in weaned pigs. A total of 60 crossbreed piglets (Duroc × Landrace × Yorkshire), with average…

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Changes in certain serum and faeces parameters in weaned piglets as a response to nutritional stress

  • 2015
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 45
M. Habeanu, N.A. Lefter, A. Gheorghe, C. Tabuc, A. Untea, I. Surdu, G. Ciurescu, C.G. Balan & C. Dragomir Page: 164 - 172

Weaning is associated with several stress factors and their effects on the piglet’s body are fairly well known. Thus, changes were estimated in certain serum and faecal parameters after weaning owing to dietary protein level, though essential amino acid (AA)…

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A note on the effect of dietary supplementation with herbal extracts on sow and litter performance (Short communication)

  • 2014
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 44
K. Lipiński, H. Skórko-Sajko, Z. Antoszkiewicz, C. Purwin & E. Kucman Page: 110 - 113

The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of the phytogenic product, Ruchamax® (Ayurvet, India), on the productivity of sows and the performance of their first litters. Ruchamax® contains a blend of herbal extracts from Adrographis paniculata, Phyllanthus…

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The effect of plant extracts fed before farrowing and during lactation on sow and piglet performance

  • 2012
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 42
B. Matysiak, E. Jacyno, M. Kawęcka, A. Kołodziej-Skalska & A. Pietruszka Page: 15 - 21

The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of a mixture of plant extracts (XTRACT 6930), consisting of 5.4% (wt/wt) carvacrol (oregano), 3.2% cinnamaldehyde (cinnamon) and 2.2% capsicum oleoresin (Mexican pepper), on piglet and sow performance when used…

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