Maternal nutrition

  • N-3 fatty acids in the diet of sows

The effects of adding different sources of n-3 fatty acids in the diet of sows has been investigated on the reproductive performance, and vitality and fatty acid composition of their offspring. The transfer of n-3 fatty acids from linseed oil and fish oil as a source of α-linolenic acid and long-chain n-3 fatty acids respectively was studied. Effects on the oxidative status of sows and piglets were also taken into account.

Projects relating to these fields of research

  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants in the diet of sows: transfer from sow to piglet and effects on animal performances