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0.92
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Urea and homocysteine in the blood serum of pigs fed diets supplemented with betaine and an enhanced level of B group vitamins

J. Skomiał 1  ,  
M. Gagucki 1,  
 
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Warsaw Agricultural University, Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, Ciszewskiego 8, 02-786 Warsaw, Poland
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2004;13(Suppl. 2):55–58
Publish date: 2004-09-16
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ABSTRACT:
The aim of the study was to determine the effects of betaine and increased supplementation of vitamins B6, B12 and folie acid in pig diets on blood urea and homocysteine levels. The experiment was conducted on 64 growing-fattening pigs. The parameters under study did not differ significantly among the groups. However, in animals fed on betaine non-supplemented diets, the urea level tended to be higher, while homocysteine was lower when diets contained higher levels of B vitamins. The urea level was uniform in pigs fed diets supplemented with betaine, and homocysteine varied to a very small extent.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
J. Skomiał   
Warsaw Agricultural University, Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, Ciszewskiego 8, 02-786 Warsaw, Poland
 
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1. Sustainable Swine Nutrition
J. Jacques Matte, Charlotte Lauridsen
ISSN:1230-1388