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Illini SAND Papers

The influence of soy oligosaccharides on apparent and true ileal amino acid digestibilities and fecal consistency in growing pigs
Smiricky, M.R., et al.
01/18/2005

Smiricky, M.R., C.M. Grieshop, D.M. Albin, J.E. Wubben, V.M. Gabert, and G.C. Fahey, Jr. The influence of soy oligosaccharides on apparent and true ileal amino acid digestibilities and fecal consistency in growing pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 80:2433-2441. 2002.

Take-home message:

  • Addition of soy oligosaccharides reduced ileal amino acid digestibilities in some situations.
  • The addition of soy oligosaccharides did not increase the incidence of diarrhea.
  • Soy oligosaccharides are partially digested in or prior to the terminal ileum.