Effects of dietary calcium formate and malic acid on nursery pig growth performance

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dc.contributor.author Gottlob, R.O.
dc.contributor.author Benz, J.M.
dc.contributor.author Groesbeck, C.N.
dc.contributor.author Sulabo, R.C.
dc.contributor.author Tokach, Michael D.
dc.contributor.author Nelssen, Jim L.
dc.contributor.author Goodband, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author DeRouchey, Joel M.
dc.contributor.author Dritz, Steven S.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-20T13:43:20Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-20T13:43:20Z
dc.date.issued 2009-10-20T13:43:20Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1857
dc.description.abstract A total of 180 weanling pigs (initially 14.1 lb and 18 ± 3 d of age, PIC) were used to determine the effects of dietary calcium formate or malic acid on nursery pig growth performance. Treatments were arranged in a 2 × 3 factorial, with or without an antimicrobial, and with or without calcium formate or malic acid, for a total of six dietary treatments: 1) negative control (no organic acids or antimicrobials); 2) positive control (feed containing 140 g/ton neomycin sulfate, 140 g/ton oxytetracycline; neo/oxy); 3) negative control feed containing malic acid; 4) positive control feed containing malic acid; 5) negative control feed containing calcium formate; 6) positive control feed containing calcium formate. There were no interactions (P>0.10) between the antimicrobial and the organic acids. Overall, pigs fed diets containing neo/oxy had greater ADG and ADFI (P<0.04) than did pigs fed diets without an antimicrobial. There were no differences in growth performance between pigs fed the control diet and pigs fed diets containing organic acids. These data suggest that neo/oxy increases ADG and ADFI of weanling pigs. Neither malic acid nor calcium formate are suitable replacements for neo/oxy for growth performance in nursery pigs. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 08-83-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 2006 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 966 en_US
dc.subject Nursery pig en_US
dc.subject Antibiotics en_US
dc.subject Organic acids en_US
dc.subject Water en_US
dc.subject Growth en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.title Effects of dietary calcium formate and malic acid on nursery pig growth performance en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2006 en_US
dc.citation.epage 71 en_US
dc.citation.spage 67 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, 2006, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 2006 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dritz en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mtokach en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jderouch en_US

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