Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 53 issue 10 (october 2019) : 1349-1353

Effect of choline chloride with propylene glycol on growth performance and meat quality in finishing pigs

Yang Jiao, Sang In Lee, In Ho Kim
1<div style="text-align: justify;">Department of Animal Resource and Science, Dankook University, Cheonan, Chungnam 330-714, South Korea.</div>
Cite article:- Jiao Yang, Lee In Sang, Kim Ho In (2018). Effect of choline chloride with propylene glycol on growth performance and meat quality in finishing pigs. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 53(10): 1349-1353. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-922.
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of choline chloride alone and in combination with propylene glycol on the growth performance, meat quality and backfat in finishing pigs. A total of 90 crossbred ((Landrace× Yorkshire)× Duroc) pigs with an average initial body weight (BW) of 75.15± 1.94 kg were randomly distributed by BW and sex. This 8-week experiment consisted of 3 dietary treatments with 6 replications per treatment and 5 pigs per pen. The experiment included 3 treatments: CON, basic diet; TRT1, basic diet+0.05% choline chloride; TRT2, basic diet+0.05% biocholine P (chloride chloride and propylene glycol). Body weight was statistically higher (P < 0.05) in pigs fed TRT2 diet than the CON diet in week 8. During 4 to 8 weeks and overall, the average daily gain (ADG) was significant higher (P < 0.05) in the pigs fed TRT2 diet than the CON diet. Digestibility of nitrogen was significantly increased (P < 0.05) at week 4 and week 8, back fat was higher (P < 0.05) in week 6 and week 8 in pigs fed TRT2 diet than the CON diet. In conclusion, dietary TRT2 can increase the BW, ADG, nitrogen, and backfat in finishing pigs.
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