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EFFECT OF CITRIC ACID SUPPLEMENTATION ON GROWTH AND NUTRIENT UTILIZATION IN THE DIET OF CROSSBRED PIGS

DOI: 10.5958/0976–0555.2014.00463.4    | Article Id: B-2444 | Page : 395-397
Citation :- EFFECT OF CITRIC ACID SUPPLEMENTATION ON GROWTH AND NUTRIENT UTILIZATION IN THE DIET OF CROSSBRED PIGS.Indian Journal of Animal Research.2014.(48):395-397
MVAN. Suryanarayana* and J. Suresh mv_an.surya@yahoo.co.in
Address : AICRP on Pigs, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati – 517 502, India

Abstract

In a completely randomized design,  24 crossbred (LWY X Desi) male pigs (16.4±0.25 kg) were divided at random into 4 equal groups to study the effect of supplementing(%) citric acid at 0.6 (T1),0.9 (T2) and 1.2 (T3) and 0 (T4) to the grower (15-35 kg) ration on nutrient digestibility, nitrogen balance and growth performance. The digestibility of DM, CP, NFE and N retention were higher (P

Keywords

ADG Citric acid FCR Growth performance Nutrient digestibility Pigs.

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