Tryptophan: a key nutrient in pig diets

A.J.M. Jansman, N. Floc'h Le, N. Melchior, D. Melchior

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During the past decades, the interest in the essential amino acid tryptophan has steadily increased, especially in piglets because they are particularly sensitive to tryptophan. However, how much does the animal actually require in terms of diet, age, health and sanitary housing conditions? This article presents an update on tryptophan requirements in piglets and its factors of variation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-24
JournalFeed Mix
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • pig farming
  • pigs
  • pig feeders
  • piglets
  • fodder
  • tryptophan


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