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Nutritional additive rich in dietary fiber for swine dams in the pre-insemination and transition period to improve the productive performance of the sow and the litter

Grant number: 20/11016-9
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: February 01, 2021 - July 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry - Animal Nutrition and Feeding
Principal Investigator:Cesar Augusto Pospissil Garbossa
Grantee:Cesar Augusto Pospissil Garbossa
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia (FMVZ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated researchers: Caio Abércio da Silva ; Eduardo Purgatto ; Fernanda Radicchi Campos Lobato de Almeida ; Ricardo Vieira Ventura


A high inclusion of fibers, mainly soluble fibers, in prepartum diets of sows is related to improvement in the farrowing kinetics and decrease of the frequency of diarrhea in suckling piglets. In this context, the present study aims to develop a rich-fiber additive to be included in the sows' diet during the transition period, in order to improve the farrowing kinetics, decrease the number of stillborn piglets, improve the microbiota of treated sows and its respective litter and decrease inflammatory processes in the gut of suckling and weaned piglets. To achieve the proposed objectives, three experiments will be carried out. The first experiment will consist of the bromatological analysis and characterization of the non-starch polysaccharides constituents of different fiber sources, as well as the evaluation of the fermentation kinetics and short chain fatty acids produced by the fermentation of these fibers in vitro from the cecal microbiota. The second experiment will consist of the formulation of some fibrous additives composed of different proportions of fiber sources based on the results of experiment 1, in order to evaluate the effects of these additives on the maintenance of postprandial glycemic levels, cecal production of short chain fatty acids and the cecal microbiota composition of the treated females. The third experiment will have significant impacts on the technological evolution of agribusiness as it consists of supplying the fibrous additive that presents the best results in experiment 2 in the sows' diet during the transition period with the objective of improving farrowing kinetics, reducing the number of stillborn, decrease inflammatory processes in the gut of suckling and weaned piglets and, consequently, improving performance of the litter d by maternal microbiota influence. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MURO, BRUNO B. D.; CARNEVALE, RAFAELLA F.; LEAL, DIEGO F.; ALMOND, GLEN W.; MONTEIRO, MATHEUS S.; POOR, ANDRE P.; SCHINCKEL, ALLAN P.; GARBOSSA, CESAR A. P.. The importance of optimal body condition to maximise reproductive health and perinatal outcomes in pigs. NUTRITION RESEARCH REVIEWS, v. N/A, p. 21-pg., . (19/17683-0, 19/01192-7, 20/02731-6, 19/23320-7, 20/11016-9)
CARNEVALE, RAFAELLA F.; MURO, BRUNO B. D.; PIEROZAN, CARLOS R.; MONTEIRO, MATHEUS S.; LEAL, DIEGO F.; POOR, ANDRE P.; ALVES, LAYA K. S.; GOMES, NADIA A. C.; SILVA, CAIO A.; MAES, DOMINIEK; et al. Peripheral glycemia and farrowing traits in pigs: An observational study. LIVESTOCK SCIENCE, v. 270, p. 7-pg., . (19/23320-7, 20/02731-6, 20/11016-9)
MONTEIRO, MATHEUS S.; MURO, BRUNO B. D.; POOR, ANDRE P.; LEAL, DIEGO F.; CARNEVALE, RAFAELLA F.; SHIROMA, MARINA P.; ALMOND, GLEN W.; GARBOSSA, CESAR A. P.; MORENO, ANDREA M.; VIANA, CARLOS H. C.. Effects of farrowing induction with prostaglandins on farrowing traits and piglet performance: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Theriogenology, v. 180, p. 16-pg., . (17/09515-4, 19/17683-0, 19/23320-7, 20/02731-6, 19/01192-7, 20/11016-9, 20/04596-9)
SILVA ALVES, LAYA KANNAN; GAMEIRO, AUGUSTO HAUBER; SCHINCKEL, ALLAN PAUL; POSPISSIL GARBOSSA, CESAR AUGUSTO. Development of a Swine Production Cost Calculation Model. ANIMALS, v. 12, n. 17, p. 19-pg., . (19/17453-4, 20/11016-9)
MONTEIRO, MATHEUS S.; MURO, BRUNO B. D.; CARNEVALE, RAFAELLA F.; POOR, ANDRE P.; ARAUJO, KAWANY M.; VIANA, CARLOS H. C.; ALMOND, GLEN W.; MORENO, ANDREA M.; GARBOSSA, CESAR A. P.; LEAL, DIEGO F.. The beneficial effects of providing prepartum sows with nesting materials on farrowing traits, piglet performance and maternal behavior: A systematic review and meta-analysis. APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR SCIENCE, v. 259, p. 11-pg., . (21/07101-3, 20/11016-9, 20/02731-6, 21/07109-4, 19/23320-7)
DONATELLI MURO, BRUNO BRACCO; RODRIGUES OLIVEIRA, ANA CLARA; CARNEVALE, RAFAELLA FERNANDES; LEAL, DIEGO FEITOSA; MONTEIRO, MATHEUS SALIBA; POOR, ANDRE PEGORARO; PEREIRA, FRANCISCO ALVES; DE SOUZA, LEURY JESUS; FERREIRA, JULIANA BONIN; ALMOND, GLEN WILLIAM; et al. Altrenogest Supplementation during Early Pregnancy Improves Reproductive Outcome in Pigs. ANIMALS, v. 12, n. 14, p. 8-pg., . (21/14247-4, 20/11016-9, 19/01192-7, 20/02731-6, 21/07109-4, 19/23320-7)

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