Digestive capacity of the animals fattened with non conventional diet
Morfometrics of some digestive organs of pigs fed diets of cereals, sugar cane B molasses and royal palm nuts
A 2x3 factorial arrangement was used in a total of 36 Cuban Creole of descendants from exotic pigs (Large White x Landrace x CC21 x L35) fattened with either cereal and nuprovim 10, B molasses or entire royal palm (Roytonea regia H.B.K. Stend) nuts were used to examine characteristics of the digestive organs, after an overnight fast.
There were no significant genotypes x diet effects in any considered index. There were no significant genotypes effects on the organs absolute weight. The stomach was significantly higher (p< 0.001), colon and caecum + colon were significantly higher (p<0.05) in animals fed royal palm nuts. There were no significant genotypes effects on the organs relative weight. The relative weight for stomach (p< 0.001), caecum (p< 0.01), colon (p< 0.01) and caecum + colon (p< 0.05) were significantly lower for cereal and B molasses diet.
It is concluded that there is not significant genotype effect on the digestive capacity of the animals fattened with non conventional diet.
Creole, energy, non conventional, organ, pigs, royal palm