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Recent advances in understanding the role of vitamins in pig nutrition

Code: 9781838795092
Charlotte Lauridsen, Aarhus University, Denmark; and J. Jacques Matte, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada

Chapter synopsis: Requirements for vitamins in modern intensive swine production are still based on genetically outdated lines of pigs and production conditions which have changed dramatically during the last 30 years. This chapter describes recent advances related to the role of vitamins and their importance for some aspects of oxidative mechanisms, especially in relation to the development and competence of the immune system. The chapter outlines the potential contribution of both fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins and offers new perspectives on the relationship between vitamins and antioxidation capacity.

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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Supply of vitamins to pigs 3 Growth performance, antioxidative pressure and immunological competence 4 Vitamins and antioxidation capacity: new perspectives 5 Conclusion and future trends 6 Where to look for further information 7 References

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