Artificial rearing of pigs. 7. Medium chain triglycerides as a dietary source of energy and their effect on live-weight gain, feed:gain ratio, carcass composition and blood lipids
Newport, M.J.; Storry, J.E.; Tuckley, B.
British Journal of Nutrition 41(1): 85-93
ISSN/ISBN: 0007-1145 PMID: 420765 Accession: 000600874
For part 6 see NAR/B 47, 6243.7. Pigs weaned at 2 days old were fed on a milk substitute at hourly intervals and slaughtered at 28 days old. The diets contained dried skimmed milk 730 g and fat 270 g/kg DM. Three diets were compared in which the fat was supplied as soya bean oil (SO) (diet A), equal amounts of SO and medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) (diet H), or MCT 246 g and SO 24 g (diet I)/kg DM. In diet I SO ensured that there were adequate essential fatty acids. Growth rate from 2 to 28 days old was less with diet I than with diet H, but in comparison with diet A, the difference was not significant. Intake of DM/g liveweight gain was not affected by the type of dietary lipid.