Immune system stimulation increases the optimal dietary methionine to methionine plus cysteine ratio in growing pigs.

@article{Litvak2013ImmuneSS,
  title={Immune system stimulation increases the optimal dietary methionine to methionine plus cysteine ratio in growing pigs.},
  author={Nikolay Litvak and Anoosh Rakhshandeh and John Kyaw Htoo and Cornelius F M de Lang{\'e}},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2013},
  volume={91 9},
  pages={4188-96}
}
Chronic subclinical levels of disease occur frequently in intensive swine production and compromise nutrient use efficiency. Feeding additional Met plus Cys (M+C) has been implicated in improving the response of the animal to immune system stimulation (ISS) because they can serve as substrates for generating compounds involved in the immune response, such as glutathione and acute phase proteins. A N-balance study was conducted to assess the optimal dietary Met to Met plus Cys ratio (M:M+C… CONTINUE READING
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