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Studies from Sichuan Agricultural University provide new data on animal science
May 6th, 2010
According to recent research from Yaan, People's Republic of China, "The experiment was conducted to study the effects of the addition of encapsulated and non-encapsulated compound acidifiers in a diet based on maize-soyabean meal-extruded soyabean on gastrointestinal growth performance, villus height and crypt depth of jejunum, intestinal digestive enzymes activities, microbial population and intestinal mucosal secretory immunoglobulin A in weaning piglets. Sixty-four 28-day-old, crossbred piglets (LandracexLarge White), weighing an average of 7.00 +/- 0.10 kg, were randomly assigned to four treatments with four replicates and four piglets (2 male and 2 female) per pen, according to...
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Source: Agriculture Week (2010-05-06)