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Betaine, organic acids and inulin do not affect ileal and total tract nutrient digestibility or microbial fermentation in piglets

A. Ratriyanto 1, 2,  
R. Mosenthin 1  ,  
D. Jezierny 1,  
N. Sauer 1,  
 
1
Institute of Animal Nutrition, University of Hohenheim, Emil-Wolff-Str. 10, 70593, Stuttgart, Germany
2
Department of Animal Science, Sebelas Maret University, Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, 57126, Surakarta, Indonesia
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2009;18(3):453–464
Publish date: 2009-06-24
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ABSTRACT:
The study was conducted to investigate the effects of betaine alone or combined with organic acids and inulin on ileal and total tract nutrient digestibilities and intestinal microbial fermentation characteristics in piglets. In total, 24 four-week-old barrows with an average initial body weight of 6.7 kg were used in two consecutive experiments with 12 piglets each. Betaine, organic acids and inulin at a level of 0.2, 0.4 and 0.2%, respectively, or combinations of these supplements were added to the basal diet. The supplementation of betaine, organic acids and inulin or any of their combinations did not affect ileal and total tract nutrient digestibilities. The microbial fermentation products both at the ileal and faecal level were not affected by any of the treatments. In conclusion, combining betaine with organic acids and inulin did not have any associated effects on the variables that were measured.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
R. Mosenthin   
Institute of Animal Nutrition, University of Hohenheim, Emil-Wolff-Str. 10, 70593, Stuttgart, Germany
 
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ISSN:1230-1388