08/19 | General Article | Animal Nutrition

Nutritional Pro le Comparison of Cow Milk and Sow Milk for the Development of Milk Replacer to Early Weaned Piglets

K.Roopa, R.Karunakaran, H.Gopi, D.Balasubramanyam and L.Radhakrishnan

Department of Animal Nutrition, Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai - 600007, Tamil Nadu.

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal May 2019 : 96 (5) - pages 9 to 10
(Received: January, 2019, Accepted: February, 2019)


The present study was conducted to find out the nutritional prole of the cow milk in comparison to sow milk for the development of milk replacer to early weaned piglets. Milk samples were collected from sow on 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th and 35th day of lactation and cow milk was collected randomly. The nutrient composition of cow milk and sow milk revealed that cow milk was less by 6.33 % of total solids, 0.1 % of total ash, 1.68 % of crude protein, 0.85 % of lactose, 1.51 % of fat and 2.91 % of SNF when compared to sow milk. The results indicated that nutritional prole of cow milk was lower than sow milk. It is concluded that while developing cow milk based milk replacer for piglets the decit nutrients have to be added to the cow milk before feeding.

Key Words: Sow, cow milk, nutritional pro le, piglet

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