Effect of mannanoligosaccharides on the productive performance of Guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) during the fattening period

Gonzalo D. Bazay, Fernando C. Carcelén, Miguel G. Ara, Ronald A. Jiménez, Rosa V. González, William G. Quevedo

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Abstract

The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS) on the body weight gain, feed intake and feed conversion rate of Guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) during the fattening period. Seventy five male Guinea pigs (28 ± 3 days of age) were randomly allocated in three experimental treatments applied as additives to a common basal diet as follows: (a) Control (no additive), (b) Growth Promoter Antibiotic (APC) (additive Zn-Bacitracin 0.1 g/kg), and (c) MOS (additive mannan-oligosccharide, 0.5 g/kg). The experimental period was six weeks. No significant differences between treatments and the control were observed.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)198-204
Number of pages7
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

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