Effect of ginseng polysaccharides on the immunity and growth of piglets by dietary supplementation during late pregnancy and lactating sows.

@article{Xi2017EffectOG,
  title={Effect of ginseng polysaccharides on the immunity and growth of piglets by dietary supplementation during late pregnancy and lactating sows.},
  author={Qian-yun Xi and Yong Jiang and Shuai Zhao and Bin Zeng and Fei Wang and Li-na Wang and Qingyan Jiang and Yong-liang Zhang},
  journal={Animal science journal = Nihon chikusan Gakkaiho},
  year={2017},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={
          863-872
        }
}
There are many reports that dietary supplementation with plant polysaccharides in pigs might promote their growth, but little is known about the maternal effect of ginseng polysaccharides (GPS) on piglets' growth by dietary supplementation to pregnant and lactating sows. In the current study, the effects of dietary supplementation with GPS on the immunity of sows and growth of their piglets were investigated. Results showed no significant difference among the four groups in the total number of… CONTINUE READING