Apparent or Standardized Ileal Digestibility of Amino Acids of Diets Containing Different Protein Feedstuffs Fed at Two Crude Protein Levels for Growing Pigs
Published on: 02/08/2017
Author/s : A. O. Adebiyi, D. Ragland 1, O. Adeola 2, and O. A. Olukosi, Avian Science Research Centre, Scotland’s Rural College, Ayr, UK.
/ 1 Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA; 2 Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
Fiber is a usual component in the pig diet and when included within reasonable levels, it promotes normal gastrointestinal tract function (Wenk, 2001). On the other hand, the negative effect of dietary fiber on energy and nutrient utilization is dependent on its physical and chemical properties which differ among feedstuffs (Lenis et al., 1996). Cereal grains usually contribute the...