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Gary Partridge

Dr Gary Partridge is technical services director, Danisco Animal Nutrition. He can be contacted through Danisco headquarters, +45 3266 2000.

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Nutrients

Challenges in feeding high-fiber diets to pigs

Describing the NSP content of raw materials is fundamental to our understanding of dietary fiber and how to deal with its negative consequences.
The ability of pigs to digest more fibrous diets without compromising productive performance is fundamental to improving opportunities to reduce cost per kg gain in the current economic environment. However, there are many performance challenges that come with adding dietary fiber, including satiety, gut motility, nutrient digestion and absorption and changes in the gut microflora that could impact animal health.
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