Effects of betaine on growth, carcass characteristics, pork quality, and plasma metabolites of finishing pigs.

@article{Matthews2001EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of betaine on growth, carcass characteristics, pork quality, and plasma metabolites of finishing pigs.},
  author={John O'neal Matthews and Lincoln Lee Southern and Amy Higbie and M. A. Persica and Thomas D. Bidner},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2001},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={
          722-8
        }
}
An experiment was conducted to determine the effect of dietary betaine (0, 0.125, 0.250, or 0.500%) on growth, carcass traits, pork quality, plasma metabolites, and tissue betaine concentrations of cross-bred finishing pigs. Four replications of three pigs (two barrows and one gilt) each were used for each treatment. The basal diet contained 0.85 (69 to 88 kg BW) or 0.65% Lys (88 to 115 kg BW). Overall ADG and gain:feed were not affected (P > 0.10) by betaine, but overall ADFI was decreased… CONTINUE READING
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