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A note on the effect of supplementation with microbial phytase and organic acids on feed intake and growth performance of growing pigs

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jonathan Guy, Dr Helen Edge


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This experiment was designed to investigate the effects of supplementation with phytase, either alone or in combination with organic acids, on feed intake and growth of pigs from 8 to 89 kg live weight. Some 240 pigs were used in four experimental treatments comprising: (1) control, (2) control plus phytase, (3) control plus phytase plus liquid organic acids (formic, propionic), and (4) control plus phytase plus powdered organic acids (formic, fumaric, propionic). Feed intake and growth rate in the weaner stage were increased (P

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Author(s): Guy JH, Edge HL, Blanchard PJ, Ilsley SE, Coonan C, Feuerstein D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research

Year: 2008

Volume: 47

Issue: 1

Pages: 93-97

Print publication date: 01/01/2008

ISSN (print): 0791-6833

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Publisher: Teagasc