Partial replacement of dried whey with dried hydrolysate of pig intestines resulted in a delayed positive growth performance response in three experiments. In weeks three and four, average daily gain and average daily feed intake were increased an average of 23.9 and 17.6%, respectively, by feeding intestinal hydrolysate in weeks one and two. The active component(s) in the product may speed the maturation of the pig’s ability to digest and/or assimilate nutrients.
Iowa State University
Zimmerman, Dean R. and Sparks, Chris, "Evaluation of a Byproduct from Hydrolyzed Porcine Small Intestines as an Ingredient in Pig Starters" (1997). Swine Research Report, 1996. 10.