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Asian-Australas J Anim Sci. 2018 Dec;31(12):1956-1962. doi: 10.5713/ajas.17.0844. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Effects of different creep feed types on pre-weaning and post-weaning performance and gut development.

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School of Agricultural Biotechnology, and Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This experiment was carried out to determine the effects of different creep feed types on suckling performance and further adjustments to solid feed after weaning.

METHODS:

A total of 24 multiparous sows and their litters were allotted to one of three treatment groups: i) provided highly digestible creep feed (Creep), ii) provided a pig weaning diet (Weaner), and iii) provided sow feed (Sow) as creep feed until weaning. After weaning, a total of 96 piglets were selected for evaluation of post-weaning performance.

RESULTS:

For pre-weaning performance, the Creep treatment led to a significantly higher feed intake from 14 to 28 d (p<0.05) and higher body weight gain from 21 to 28 d than piglets that were provided other diets. However, after weaning, the Weaner treatment yielded a significantly higher feed intake and average daily gain than other treatments from 0 to 14 d after weaning (p<0.05); Creep treatment tended to generate lower villus heights in the duodenum than the other treatments (p = 0.07).

CONCLUSION:

Highly digestible creep feed improved pre-weaning performance, but feed familiarity and grain-based creep feed improved post-weaning performance.

KEYWORDS:

Creep Feed; Creep Feed Quality; Suckling Piglet; Weaning Pig

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