The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of dietary supplementation with sodium butyrate (BS) on productive performance in fattening Guinea pigs. Fifty 14-21 days old weaned male Guinea pigs were randomly distributed in five treatments (0, 100, 200, 300 ppm of BS, 200 ppm of Zn-Bacitracin). Body weight gain, feed consumption and feed conversion were evaluated 70 days after supplementation. No response patterns were detected due to BS or Zn-Bacitracin treatments. It is concluded that, under the experimental conditions, supplementation with BS did not improve the productive parameters evaluated.
|Translated title of the contribution||Productive performance of Guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) supplemented with three levels of sodium butyrate in the diet|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Revista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru|
|State||Published - 2019|