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https://doi.org/10.5713/ab.21.0358    [Accepted] Published online October 29, 2021.
Responses in apparent total digestibility, rate of passage, growth performance and physicochemical properties of the digesta of Windsnyer pigs fed on increasing levels of potato hash silage
Cyprial Ndumiso Ncobela1,*  , Arnold Tapera Kanengoni2  , Michael Chimonyo3  , Vuyisa Andries Hlatini3 
1Agricultural Research Council-Animal Production (Nutrition Building), Private Bag X2, Irene 0062, South Africa
2Veterinary Services and Research Department, Joburg Zoo, Private Bag X13, Parkview 2122, South Africa
3Animal and Poultry Science, School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, P bag X01 Scottsville 3209, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Correspondence:  Cyprial Ndumiso Ncobela, Tel: +27-0126729056, Fax: +27-0123428024 , Email: ndumison50@gmail.com
Received: 11 August 2021   • Revised: 3 September 2021   • Accepted: 18 September 2021
Abstract
Objective
The study was conducted to determine the apparent total tract digestibility, the rate of digesta passage, growth performance and physicochemical properties of the digesta of Windsnyer pigs fed on increasing levels of potato hash silage.
Methods
Diets were formulated to contain 0, 80, 160, 240, 320 and 400 g potato hash silage /kg of diet. Pigs were randomly assigned to six diets according to a completely randomized design. Six pigs were allocated to each dietary treatment. All diets were blended with chromic oxide (Cr2O3) to calculate apparent total tract digestibility and rate of passage. Pigs were fed diets containing different levels of potato hash silage for 5 d, following 7 d of adaptation. Thereafter, pigs were subjected to a 35-day growth performance experiment. Thirty-six pigs were slaughtered and eviscerated to determine digesta characteristics and gut compartment weights.
Results
There was a positive correlation (P < 0.05) between MRT and each of DMD, OMD and CPD. There was a quadratic increase (P <0.05) in digestibility of organic matter, crude protein, fibre and feed intake as dietary levels of potato hash silage increased. Average daily gain and gain to feed ratio decreased linearly (P < 0.05) in pigs as levels of potato hash silage increased. The swelling capacity (SWC) of the digesta from ileum decreased linearly (P <0.05) as dietary levels of potato hash silage increased. The SWC of the digesta from the caecum increased linearly (P <0.05) as dietary levels of potato hash silage increased. The water holding capacity (WHC) of the stomach digesta decreased linearly (P <0.05) as dietary levels of potato hash silage increased. The WHC of the digesta from the ileum and caecum displayed negative quadratic responses (P <0.05) as dietary levels of potato hash silage increased. The WHC of digesta from the proximal colon showed a linear decline (P <0.05) as dietary levels of potato hash silage increased. The WHC of digesta from the distal colon increased linearly (P <0.05) as dietary levels of potato hash silage increased.

Conclusion

The results indicated that Windsnyer pigs can effectively utilize potato hash silage in diets until the 240 g/kg inclusion level beyond which total tract digestibility and feed intake are compromised.
Keywords: Feed Intake; Fermentation; Fibre; Gut; Swelling Capacity; Water Holding Capacity
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