Comparative protein and amino acid digestibilities in growing pigs and sows.

@article{Stein1999ComparativePA,
  title={Comparative protein and amino acid digestibilities in growing pigs and sows.},
  author={Hans H Stein and Susanne Aref and Robert A. Easter},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1999},
  volume={77 5},
  pages={1169-79}
}
An experiment was conducted to compare apparent total tract protein digestibilities and apparent ileal digestibilities of protein and amino acids in growing pigs and adult pregnant and lactating sows. Twelve growing pigs and 12 sows were used and surgically fitted with simple T-cannulas at the distal ileum. Six experimental diets based on corn, barley, wheat, soybean meal, canola meal, or meat and bone meal were formulated, and each diet was fed to growing pigs, gestating sows, and lactating… CONTINUE READING