Bran palm giant with exogenous enzymes addition in pig nutrition on growth

  • Ernesto Guevarra Bezera Silva Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
  • Andreza Lourenço Marinho
  • Jose Aparecido Moreira
  • Luciano Patto Novaes
  • Apauliana Daniela Lima da Silva
  • Lorena Cunha Mota


The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of giant palm meal (FPG) in diets with or without enzymatic supplementation for growing pigs. For the evaluation of the digestibility, ten castrated male pigs with a mean weight of 34.3±6.7 kg, housed in metabolic cages for 15 days (nine of adaptation and six of total collection of feces and urine) were used. The animals were fed twice a day (eight and 15 hours) according to the metabolic weight, five of which received the control diet and five received a test diet with a 30% inclusion of the FPG. The samples were taken daily, homogenized and a 20% aliquot was taken and stored in a freezer. Subsequently, the samples were analyzed in the laboratory of animal nutrition. In the performance test, twenty animals with 28.62±3.66kg were used, distributed in randomized blocks, with five treatments and four replicates. The treatments consisted of inclusion levels of the giant palm meal, associated or not to the enzymatic complex (EC) (0; 5; 10; 5 + EC and 10% + EC). The FPG digestible energy value for pigs in the growing phase was 1113.83 kcal/kg. It was observed that the weight gain and the absolute weight of the organs of the pigs were not influenced by the diets. Feed conversion, feed intake, economic viability of the diets and the relative weight of the organs presented differences between the treatments. It is recommended to include 10% FPG associated with the complex.


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