Comparison of spray-dried egg and albumen powder with conventional animal protein sources as feed ingredients in diets fed to weaned pigs

Sai Zhang, Xiangshu Piao, Xiaokang Ma, Xiao Xu, Zhikai Zeng, Qiyu Tian, Yao Li

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Abstract

We evaluated the apparent (AID) and standardized ileal digestibility (SID) of amino acids (AA) in spray-dried egg (SPE) and albumen powder (AP) compared with spray-dried porcine plasma (SDPP), dried porcine solubles (DPS) and fish meal (FM). Additionally, the effects of these egg byproducts as a replacement for conventional animal proteins on the performance and nutrient digestibility of piglets were studied. In Exp. 1, six barrows fitted with ileal T-cannulas were allotted to a 6×6 Latin Square design and fed six diets. The AID and SID of AA were generally higher in AP and FM (P<0.01) than in the other protein sources. In Exp. 2, 150 piglets weaned at 21 days, were fed diets containing the five protein sources for 3 weeks. Weight gain of piglets fed SDPP was the highest among the treatments. Dry matter and protein digestibility for pigs offered SDPP were higher (P<0.01) than those offered FM and DPS. AP decreased (P<0.05) Escherichiacoli counts in the cecum. DPS decreased (P<0.05) serum diamine oxidase compared with SPE. In conclusion, AP and SPE are competitive with traditional animal protein sources and can be successfully fed to piglets without compromising performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)772-781
Number of pages10
JournalAnimal Science Journal
Volume86
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

Keywords

  • Amino acid
  • Digestibility
  • Egg
  • Performance
  • Pig

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