April 19, 2021

Interpretive Summary: Effects of different defatted rice bran sources and processing technologies on nutrient digestibility in cannulated growing pigs

Interpretive Summary: Effects of different defatted rice bran sources and processing technologies on nutrient digestibility in cannulated growing pigs

By Anne Zinn

A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science evaluated the effects of different defatted rice bran sources and processing technologies on nutrient digestibility in different intestinal segments of pigs. The team hypothesized that the source and processing technology can influence the nutrient digestibility at different intestinal locations in pigs. This research at its completion provides a reference for the use of defatted rice bran in swine production and sets a groundwork for understanding the digestion of other fiber ingredients in pigs.

Results of the present study demonstrated that there are differences in the  foregut and hindgut nutrient digestibility of pigs fed with different sources and processing technologies of defatted rice bran with different physicochemical properties. These results indicate that it is important and necessary to take processing technologies and sources into consideration when formulating defatted rice bran diets for growing pigs.

The full paper can be found on the Journal of Animal Science webpage.