Effects of alpha-lipoic acid supplementation on antioxidative ability and performance of sows and nursing piglets.

@article{Bai2012EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of alpha-lipoic acid supplementation on antioxidative ability and performance of sows and nursing piglets.},
  author={Xinjie Bai and Qiugang Ma and Longmei Zhao and Liwen Xi and Cheng Ji},
  journal={Journal of animal physiology and animal nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={96 6},
  pages={955-61}
}
The current study was carried out to determine the effects of alpha-lipoic acid (LA) supplementation during late-gestation and lactation on antioxidative ability and performance of sows and their nursing piglets. A total of 160 multiparous sows were randomly allocated to four treatments with 40 replicates per treatment according to parity number and backfat (BF) thickness. Sows were fed 1 of 4 diets from day 85 of gestation to day 21 of lactation. Diets were control without LA; 400 ppm LA… CONTINUE READING