Effects of dietary fermentable carbohydrates on energy metabolism in group-housed sows.

@article{Rijnen2001EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of dietary fermentable carbohydrates on energy metabolism in group-housed sows.},
  author={M M J A Rijnen and Martin Wilhelmus Antonius Verstegen and Marcel J. W. Heetkamp and Jaap Haaksma and Johan W. Schrama},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2001},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={148-54}
}
The effect of dietary nonstarch polysaccharide (NSP) content on the metabolic rate in group-housed sows was studied. Twelve groups of six nonpregnant sows were each fed one of four experimental diets similar in composition except for the starch and NSP content. Exchanging sugar beet pulp silage (SBPS) for tapioca created the difference in starch and NSP ratio in the diet. On a DM basis, diets contained 0, 10, 20, or 30% SBPS. Sows were group-housed and fed at 1.30 times the assumed maintenance… CONTINUE READING