Effects of dietary L-carnitine on growth performance of nursery pigs

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dc.contributor.author Real, D.E.
dc.contributor.author Rincker, M.J.
dc.contributor.author Steidinger, M.E.
dc.contributor.author Carter, S.D.
dc.contributor.author Owen, K.Q.
dc.contributor.author Nelssen, Jim L.
dc.contributor.author Goodband, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author Tokach, Michael D.
dc.contributor.author Dritz, Steven S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-18T20:28:33Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-18T20:28:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010-02-18T20:28:33Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2644
dc.description.abstract Four experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of added dietary Lcarnitine on growth performance of nursery pigs. Pigs were fed a control diet containing no added L-carnitine or the control diet with 25, 50, 75, or 100 ppm of added L-carnitine (25, 50, or 100 ppm in Exp. 4). In Exps. 1, 2, and 3 for the overall study, ADG and F/G improved with increasing dietary L-carnitine. In Exp. 4, pigs fed increasing L-carnitine had improved ADG from d 0 to 3 and d 10 to 24. Increasing added carnitine improved F/G from d 10 to 24 and for the overall study. The results suggest that 25 to 50 ppm of added L-carnitine can improve ADG and F/G in nursery pigs. The largest response in pig growth performance was found when carnitine was supplemented to the phase II diet. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 2000 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 01-138-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 858 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Carnitine en_US
dc.subject Nursery pigs en_US
dc.subject B-vitamin en_US
dc.title Effects of dietary L-carnitine on growth performance of nursery pigs en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2000 en_US
dc.citation.epage 32 en_US
dc.citation.spage 27 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 16, 2000 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mtokach en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dritz en_US


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