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on March 6, 2019

Lactose levels for modern antibiotic-free piglet feeds

Modern piglet feeds without antibiotics require rethinking in many aspects, including the issue of high lactose levels used previously.

The value of lactose in piglet feeds has never been questioned as much as in the past decade when antibiotic-free diets were designed. As it happens, lactose is a mild laxative, and any form of loose fecal material was and is still perceived as a failure of the new feeds…

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