Reference : Facteurs influençant la consommation alimentaire et les performances zootechniques du po...
Scientific journals : Letter to the editor
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/26501
Facteurs influençant la consommation alimentaire et les performances zootechniques du porc sevré: perception et caractéristiques de l'aliment
French
[en] Factors influencing the feed ingestion and zootechnic performance of weaned pigs: perception and characteristics of diets
Laitat, Martine mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de production (DCP) > Département clinique des animaux de production (DCP) >]
De Jaeger, F. [> > > >]
Vandenheede, Marc mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de productions animales > Ethologie vétérinaire et bien-être des animaux >]
Nicks, Baudouin mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de productions animales > Ecologie et éthologie vétérinaires >]
2004
Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire
Annales Medecine Veterinaire
148
1
15-29
Yes
International
0003-4118
Liege
Belgique
[en] Weaning is a critical period for piglets. Promoting solid food ingestion in the farrowing pen and early after weaning is essential to optimise piglets' performance, health and welfare. A lot of papers report studies about pigs' perception of the feed's organoleptic properties. Pigs are attracted by specific flavors and show taste acuity for the five basic stimuli. The choice of pigs for a diet formulation is mainly based on the protein content of the food and the absence of toxin or anti-nutritional contaminants. They also tend to prefer eating pellets and crumbles rather than meal. Weaned pigs readily accept liquid feed. Wet/dry feeders give the possibility to the pigs to mix water and food at the same place and notably allow them to eat faster when they are fed meal. However, wet feeding may induce greater food wastage. The influence of food visual aspect on feed intake in pigs has been little assessed. Visual and auditory stimuli produced by the feeding behaviour of penmates have although a better-known impact on feed intake in this species.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/26501
http://www.facmv.ulg.ac.be/amv/articles/2004_148_1_02.pdf

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