Spray Dried Bovine Plasma for DON Contaminated Nursery Diets
The current experiment showed that DON did have a detrimental effect on ADFI and also showed some negative eff ects on ADG. Moreover, SDBP showed a beneficial effect on ADFI when present with DON in the diet but did not have a beneficial effect on ADG. Finally, DON and SDBP showed no detrimental or beneficial effects, respectively on pair-fed pigs compared to their corresponding full-fed pigs. Hence, the effects of DON and SDBP were not due to its effect on feed intake. Further research is needed in order to better understand the mechanism behind the effects of DON and SDBP in pigs and the ability of SDBP to mitigate the negative effects of DON in weaned pigs.