Effect of the water acidifier BIOSAVOR(TM) on postweaning pig performance
W.E. Morgan Morrow, PhD; Jeffery A. Hansen, PhD; Patrick O'Quinn; and Chris Nelson, PhD
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In two sequential trials, a total of 192 3-week-old pigs, each weighing approximately 6 kg (13.23 Ib), were allocated within a randomized complete block design to a drinking water treatment of either 0 mL per L (control), 1.95 mL per L, 3.91 mL per L, or 5.86 mL per L BIOSAVOR(TM). On days 0, 7, 14, 21 and 31 (or 32) of the trial, bodyweights were recorded, uneaten feed was weighed and credited to the pen, and water disappearance for each treatment was recorded.Addingl.95 mL per L BIOSAVOR(TM) to the drinking water of weaned pigs increased daily feed intake 73 g per day (13.25%) (P=.002) and daily gain 51g per day (14.78%) (P=.003), but not gain:feed (P=.695).
Keywords: postweaning performance, organic acids, BIO SAVOR(TM)
Cite as: Morrow WEM, Hansen JA, O'Quinn P, et al. Effect of the water acidifier BIOSAVOR(TM) on postweaning pig performance. J Swine Health Prod 1995;3(4):151-154.
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