Asian Science Citation Index is committed to provide an authoritative, trusted and significant information by the coverage of the most important and influential journals to meet the needs of the global scientific community.  
ASCI Database
308-Lasani Town,
Sargodha Road,
Faisalabad, Pakistan
Fax: +92-41-8815544
Contact Via Web
Suggest a Journal
Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Year: 2010  |  Volume: 34  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 155 - 162

The effectiveness of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) seeds in pig feed

Anna Winiarska-Mieczan and Malgorzata Kwiecien    

Abstract: The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of raw grass pea seeds in pig feed, and the usefulness of supplementing mixtures that contain raw grass pea seeds with a probiotic and an enzymatic preparation. The study included 96 fattening pigs (Polish Landrace Polish Large White) Pietrain that were divided into 4 feeding groups. Two experimental nutritional agents were used. The first was the source of protein in the diet: soybean meal and raw grass pea seeds (amounting to 50% of feed protein). The other experimental agent was mixtures containing raw grass pea seeds supplemented with 1.0% of a probiotic (Toyocerin®) or an enzymatic preparation (Porzyme 9300). Use of raw grass pea seeds accounting for 50% of feed protein did not lower production or slaughter parameters. Mixtures containing raw grass pea seeds supplemented with the enzymatic preparation reduced feed intake, and lowered total protein and metabolic energy consumption per kg of weight. Nonetheless, in consideration of the rearing results, supplementing mixtures of raw grass pea seeds with probiotic seems to be pointless.

View Fulltext    |   Related Articles   |   Back
   
 
 
 
  Related Articles

No Article Found
 
 
 
Copyright   |   Desclaimer   |    Privacy Policy   |   Browsers   |   Accessibility