Nutrition

Effect of Feeding Conjugated Linoleic Acid over Different Periods of Weight Gain on Swine Performance and Body Composition

Authors
  • J. Christopher Sparks (Iowa State University)
  • Bryon Weigand (Iowa State University)
  • Frederick C. Parrish (Iowa State University)
  • Richard C. Ewan (Iowa State University)
  • Dean R. Zimmerman (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Pigs fed conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) for the longest period had increased gain:feed ratios, decreased backfat thickness, and increased loin muscle area. Most of the performance responses to CLA, however, were obtained with shorter periods of feeding CLA.

Keywords: ASL R1556

How to Cite:

Sparks, J. C., Weigand, B., Parrish, F. C., Ewan, R. C. & Zimmerman, D. R., (1999) “Effect of Feeding Conjugated Linoleic Acid over Different Periods of Weight Gain on Swine Performance and Body Composition”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 1999
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