Folic acid supplementation for sow diets

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dc.contributor.author Nelssen, Jim L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-15T21:33:47Z
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dc.date.issued 2010-04-15T21:33:47Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3579
dc.description.abstract Folic acid is an essential B-vitamin for swine, and green, leafy plants are an -excellent source of this vitamin. Even though pigs cannot synthesize folic acid, bacteria in their lower gut can, making feces another source of folic acid. Research in the late 1940's and early 1950's indicated that folic acid supplementation to pig diets was not necessary. However, in the last 40 years, the number of sows raised in outside lots with access to leafy plants has decreased. Also, improvements in waste removal systems have decreased the sow's access to fecal material. These changes in management systems have removed two sources of folic acid from the sow, thereby, causing researchers to reevaluate folic acid supplementation to sow diets. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1988 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 88-149-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 556 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Flic acid en_US
dc.subject Sow diets en_US
dc.title Folic acid supplementation for sow diets en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1988 en_US
dc.citation.epage 12 en_US
dc.citation.spage 11 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 17, 1988 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US


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