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Dietary diversity affects feeding behaviour of suckling piglets

By Anouschka Middelkoop, Raka Choudhury, Walter J. J. Gerrits, Bas Kemp, Michiel Kleerebezem, J. Elizabeth Bolhuis

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Abstract

Stimulating solid feed intake in suckling piglets is important to facilitate the weaning transition, exemplified by the positive correlation between pre- and post-weaning feed intake. The present study compared the effect of dietary diversity (i.e. offering two feeds simultaneously) and flavour...

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  1. Behavior and behavior mechanisms
  2. Diets
  3. Feeding
  4. Feed intake
  5. Flavor