Nutritional and Metabolic Consequences of Feeding High-Fiber Diets to Swine: A Review

Published on: 02/14/2020
Author/s : Atta K. Agyekum 1, C. Martin Nyachoti 2. / 1 Prairie Swine Center Inc., Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N9, Canada; 2 Department of Animal Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada.

1. IntroductionConventional swine diets contain substantial amounts of cereal grains (e.g., corn and wheat) and protein supplements such as soybean meal to provide pigs with the energy and nutrients they require. However, recent trends in the demand and supply of these conventional feedstuffs require swine producers around the world to seek low-cost alternatives such as cereal co-products from the...

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Dr Valeriy Kryukov Dr Valeriy Kryukov
Doctor in Biological Sciences
February 14, 2020
Martin Nyachoti!
Thank you very much for the good review. This is one of the most comprehensive review papers in recent years.
You might be interested in our enzyme review. Monitoring the Activity of Feed Enzymes in Vitro and Their Activity in the System that Modulates the GIT. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
2019; 4(3): 33-38
doi: 10.11648/j.eeb.20190403.12
ISSN: 2575-3789 (Print); ISSN: 2575-3762 (Online)
February 18, 2020

kryukov Thank you! Will certainly take a look at your review paper as we have a big interest in this area as well.

February 19, 2020

Ali Afsar and all other sector partners, thanks for your valuable comments and information sharing. Thank you to all of you...

February 19, 2020

Dr. Martin, congratulations on the excellent article. As I am in a tropical country, Brazil, I think I lacked information about the limitations of increasing the level of fiber in pig diets during the hot season of the year. In this sense, we have to consider two main factors. the increase in the caloric increment (CI) of the animals' rations and digestive tract. With regard to this last factor, the restriction would be related to the fact that the digestive tract is the one that produces the most heat per gram of tissue. From your point of view, these considerations make sense.

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