2023
DOI: 10.3390/ani13233730
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Beta-Carotene Supplementation for Sows: Reproductive Parameters and Productive Performance of Piglets

Amanda Medeiros Araújo de Oliveira,
Ednardo Rodrigues Freitas,
Denise Batista Nogueira
et al.

Abstract: The rapid fetal development and the increased demand for milk result in a catabolic state and oxidative stress in hyperprolific sows. Despite animal defense mechanisms, the dietary supplementation of antioxidants is being evaluated to reduce the impacts of excess free radicals. The aim of this study was to evaluate the short- and long-term effects of beta-carotene supplementation for sows on the reproductive response and performance of suckling piglets. A total of 120 sows were distributed in a 3 × 4 factorial… Show more

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