Influence of diet composition on intestinal volatile fatty acid and nutrient absorption in unanesthetized pigs.

@article{GiusiPrier1989InfluenceOD,
  title={Influence of diet composition on intestinal volatile fatty acid and nutrient absorption in unanesthetized pigs.},
  author={A Giusi-P{\'e}rier and Mich{\`e}le Fiszlewicz and A. Rerat},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1989},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={386-402}
}
Two experiments were conducted to study the effect of the amount and nature of fiber and carbohydrates on nutrient and VFA absorption. Five Large White pigs in each crossover experiment were accustomed to a semisynthetic 14% protein diet containing 6 (LC) or 16% (HC) pure cellulose (Exp. 1) or 22% alfalfa meal (6.3% cellulose, HA) and 22% lactose and 6% pure cellulose (HL; Exp. 2). Each animal was then fitted with catheters in the portal vein and carotid artery and with a flow probe around the… CONTINUE READING

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