Project

Medium chain fatty acids: effect of chain length, compound and dose on gut health and zootechnical performances in piglets and broilers

Duration
01 August 2011 → 31 January 2015
Funding
Private funding via IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
antimicrobial piglet broiler gut medium chain fatty acids
 
Project description

The obejctive of this project is the development of a novel feed additive with antimicrobial properties, base don medium chain fatty acids and derivatives thereof. The effect of this additive on gut health and feed conversion in piglets and broilers will be investigated.