Report: SDAP mitigates impact of DON in nursery pigs
Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a mycotoxin of concern to grain and livestock producers in Canada. It is prevalent in cool, temperate regions and often occurs on wheat and barley.
The use of DON contaminated grain in livestock feed leads to depressed feed intake and growth performance.
Pigs are especially susceptible to its negative effects relative to other livestock species, and thus a study was carried out to determine if the negative effects observed with feeding DON contaminated diets could be mitigated by feeding a clay binder and/or spray-dried animal plasma (SDAP).
Pigs fed a DON contaminated diet plus SDAP performed as well as those consuming a non-contaminated diet in terms of ADFI and ADG.
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Source: Prairie Swine Center
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