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Pig Nutrition / Pig Health & Disease / Piglets
on September 15, 2017

Piglet gut health promoted by pectin

Pectin is a new feed additive used as a functional fiber to improve gut health in weaned pigs.

Diarrhea is a reoccurring problem in young animals, and even under good conditions farms will lose piglets during rearing. Plant-derived feed components containing high fiber content are well-discussed in animal husbandry because of their potential to prevent diarrhea. The feed industry is focusing on their use more due to their…

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