TITLE

Top Performing Litters Do Well on Vitamin C

AUTHOR(S)
Allison, Richard
PUB. DATE
April 2003
SOURCE
Farmers Weekly;4/4/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 13, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Feeding high-performance piglets a supplement containing vitamin C proved it could increase pre-weaning growth rates on a college unit. It was widely believed that piglets received adequate vitamin C from their mother's milk, said Harper Adams University College researcher Alan Stewart. Adding vitamin C at a rate of 0.3g/kg creep feed boosted pre-weaning gains by 40g a day. With the absence of a response post-weaning, Stewart advised supplementing the vitamin from seven days of age until the first week after weaning.
ACCESSION #
9874710

 

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