Dose-response relationships between dietary copper level and growth performance in piglets and growing-finishing pigs and effect of withdrawal of a high copper level on subsequent growth performance

A.W. Jongbloed, P. Bikker, J.T.N.M. Thissen

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Abstract

This study showed a clear optimum level at approx. 150 mg added Cu per kg feed on growth performance of pigs from 5 to 25 kg. Reduction of a high to a low Cu dose in the feed may hamper overall growth performance compared with the negative control group.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameReport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
No.483
ISSN (Print)1570-8616

Keywords

  • pig farming
  • pig feeding
  • piglet feeding
  • copper
  • feed additives
  • growth analysis

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