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on June 14, 2017

Methionine beyond protein synthesis in growing pigs

Underestimating the importance of methionine in swine nutrition can have a huge economic impact; DL-HMTBA has extra benefits for pigs in all growth phases.

After lysine and threonine, total sulfur amino acids (TSAA) are the third limiting amino acids in a pig’s diet. Though it is clear for poultry nutritionists that methionine supplementation is indispensable, there is still a need to clarify its importance in swine — particularly during the growing-finishing period.

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