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Effects of the Feed: Water Mixing Proportion on Diet Digestibility of Growing Pigs

Authors
  • sol, cinta
  • castillejos, lorena
  • lópez-vergé, sergi
  • muns, ramon
  • gasa, josep
Publication Date
Oct 12, 2019
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3390/ani9100791
OAI: oai:mdpi.com:/2076-2615/9/10/791/
Source
MDPI
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

3.14 kg of BW) were assigned a control diet in dry form (CON) and ratios of 1.35:1, 2.7:1 and 3.5:1. In trial 1, pigs fed on ratios of 2.1:1 and 2.7:1 had a higher organic matter digestibility (OMd) and gross energy digestibility (GEd) than CON. In trial 2, pigs fed on ratios of 1.35:1, 2.7:1, and 3.5:1 had a higher OMd and GEd than CON. Quadratic regressions showed the maximum dilution rate to reach higher digestibility coefficients at 1.83:1 and at 2.7:1 for trials 1 and 2, respectively. During trial 1, pigs on the 0.6:1 dilution rate had higher weight gain than those on CON. The water-to-feed ratio that optimized OM and GE digestibility may increase with the age of the pigs.

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