Dietary manipulation of the sow milk does not influence the lipid absorption capacity of the progeny
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Livestock Science
Förlag: Elsevier Science B.V.
A control diet without supplemental fat and four diets containing 8% of coconut oil, rapeseed oil, fish oil or sunflower oil were fed to lactating sows in order to investigate the lipid absorption capacity of their progeny in terms of pancreatic enzyme activity, hormonal regulation, and bile salt concentration. In addition, the effect of age was studied during the four week suckling period, and during a three week postweaning period, in which a standard weaner diet was fed to all piglets. It is concluded that fat source and level in the maternal diet plays a minor role in comparison to piglet age with regard to lipid absorption capacity of the progeny postweaning. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- Biology and Life Sciences
- dietary fat
- bile salts
- pancreatic enzymes
- ISSN: 1871-1413