L-glutamine as an Alternative to Growth Promoting Antibiotics for Swine

L-glutamine as an Alternative to Growth Promoting Antibiotics for Swine

Supplementing swine diets with L-glutamine provides similar animal performance and health benefits as growth promoting dietary antibiotics. Results suggest that optimum supplementation level is at or around 0.4% of the diet to achieve maximum benefits. L-glutamine supplementation can enhance recovery from stressful events such as weaning and transport by reducing inflammation and improving intestinal health. Specific data regarding growth promotion and pig health are included in the patent application.

Benefits
• Serves as a cost-effective replacement for growth promoting dietary antibiotics
• Improves growth rate and welfare of pigs in commercial production systems
• Enhances immune function and intestinal health of pigs

Applications
• Safe and efficacious dietary additive to promote growth, reduce inflammation and enhance intestinal health in swine reared in commercial swine production systems.

Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
88.16
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