J-GLOBAL ID:200904095988899143  Research Project code:0250003350 Update date:Dec. 05, 2001

Effect of feeding suckling pigs with supplement milk

Study period:2001 - 2001
Research overview:
Newly born pigs with the body fat ratio of as little as less than 5% are weak under low temperature and mortality rate is high for 2 to 3-day-old pigs. For this reason young pigs are generally fed with artificial milk as well as breast milk, but in many cases it is difficult to sufficiently maintain the energy of young pigs during a suckling period only with conventional artificial milk or the difference in growth can be seen in the weaning period. Supplement milk has been developed to solve those problems and facilitates the functions of the intestines or helps quick absorption of fat with the mixture of MCT (medium chain fatty acid). We examine the effect of using Meiji supplement milk as auxiliary feed for breast milk or artificial milk on the growth of suckling pigs.
Research program: Funded Research

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