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Effects of levels and sources of dietary fermentable non-starch polysaccharides on blood glucose stability and behaviour of group-housed pregnant gilts

Leeuw, J.A. de; Zonderland, J.J.; Altena, H.; Spoolder, H.A.M.; Jongbloed, A.W.; Verstegen, M.W.A.

Applied Animal Behaviour Science 94(1/2): 15-29

2005


ISSN/ISBN: 0168-1591
DOI: 10.1016/j.applanim.2005.02.006
Accession: 004135310

A fermentable non-starch polysaccharides (fNSP)-rich diet (sugarbeet pulp; SBP) was previously shown to reduce within-day variation in blood glucose levels and reduce stereotyped behaviour. The aim of the present experiment was to study (1) whether there is a relationship between fNSP level in a diet and behavioural indicators of satiety and indicators of glucose stability and (2) whether a mixture of fNSP-sources is as effective as SBP as fNSP-source.

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