Utilization of medium-chain triglycerides by neonatal pigs: effects of emulsification and dose delivered.

  title={Utilization of medium-chain triglycerides by neonatal pigs: effects of emulsification and dose delivered.},
  author={Todd M. Wieland and X. Lin and Jack Odle},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={71 7},
Four trials were conducted using 86, 24-h-old pigs to evaluate the utilization of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT). Effects of emulsification and amount of MCT fed were examined. After a 4-h period during which feed was withheld, pigs were force-fed MCT (containing 75% octanoate and 25% decanoate), marking time 0 of the experiment. Blood samples were obtained at 1 and 2 h for subsequent medium-chain fatty acid (MCFA) analysis. In Trials 1 (six pigs/treatment) and 2 (four pigs/treatment) the… Expand
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