Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 54 issue 11 (november 2020) : 1373-1378

Effects of fermented whole-crop wheat and barley with or without supplementing inoculant (probiotics) on palatability, growth performance, nutrient digestibility, fecal microbiota and blood constituents in finishing pigs

Chang Hee Lee, Min Ho Song, Won Yun, Ji Hwan Lee, Woo Gi Kwak, Seo Young Oh, Han Jin Oh, Hyeun Bum Kim, Jin Ho Cho
1Division of Food and Animal Sciences, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Chungbuk. South Korea 361 – 763
Cite article:- Lee Hee Chang, Song Ho Min, Yun Won, Lee Hwan Ji, Kwak Gi Woo, Oh Young Seo, Oh Jin Han, Kim Bum Hyeun, Cho Ho Jin (2019). Effects of fermented whole-crop wheat and barley with or without supplementing inoculant (probiotics) on palatability, growth performance, nutrient digestibility, fecal microbiota and blood constituents in finishing pigs. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 54(11): 1373-1378. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-1021.
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of fermented whole crop cereal on palatability and performance in finishing pigs. In Exp. 1, a total of 20 finishing pigs ((Landrace ´ Yorkshier)  Duroc) were allotted to 4 dietary treatments to check the palatability of the dietary feed. Diet treatments were included a basal diet; FW = basal diets + 1% fermented wheat without inoculum, FWI = basal diets + 1% fermented wheat with inoculum, FB = basal diets + 1% fermented barley without inoculum, FBI = basal diets + 1% fermented barley with inoculum. Throughout the experimental period, pigs fed FWI and FBI diets had significantly higher feed palatability compared with FW, FB diets. In Exp. 2, a total of 20 finishing pigs were allotted to 4 dietary treatments (1 pigs/pen, 5 pigs/treatment). Dietary treatments were same as Exp. 1. In nutrient digestibility, pigs fed FWI had higher dry matter digestibility. The number of Lactobacillus in feces was significantly higher in FWI treatments inoculated with feed microorganisms. Our results indicated that dietary supplementation with fermented wheat and barley with supplementing inoculant had a beneficial effect in finishing pigs.
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