Hyperinsulinaemia, supplemental protein and branched-chain amino acids when combined can increase milk protein yield in lactating sows.

@article{Dunshea2005HyperinsulinaemiaSP,
  title={Hyperinsulinaemia, supplemental protein and branched-chain amino acids when combined can increase milk protein yield in lactating sows.},
  author={Frank Rowland Dunshea and Dale E. Bauman and Elizabeth A Nugent and Douglas J Kerton and Raymond H King and Ian McCauley},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={325-32}
}
The aim of this study was to determine whether dietary supplementation with branched-chain amino acids, and the infusion of insulin and dextrose, would increase milk protein secretion in the sow. The experiment involved sixteen lactating sows fed either a normal lactation diet (162 g/kg crude protein, n 8) or a high-protein diet (230 g/kg crude protein, n 8) supplemented with branched-chain amino acids (valine, isoleucine and leucine). Sows were either infused with insulin and dextrose or not… CONTINUE READING