Effects of Dietary Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles on Growth, Diarrhea, Mineral Deposition, Intestinal Morphology, and Barrier of Weaned Piglets.
- Chao Wang,
- Ligen Zhang,
- Zhixiong Ying,
- Jintian He,
- Le Zhou,
- Lili Zhang,
- Xiang Zhong,
- Tian Wang
Biol Trace Elem Res 2018 Feb 21. Epub 2018 Feb 21.
College of Animal Science and Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China.
This study was conducted to investigate effects of dietary zinc oxide nanoparticles (nano-ZnOs) on growth, diarrhea rate, mineral deposition (Zn, Fe, and Mn), intestinal morphology, and barrier of weaned piglets. A total of 384 weaned piglets (Duroc × Landrace × Yorkshire) in 4 groups were fed a basal diet supplemented with 0, 400, and 800 mg/kg nano-ZnOs or 3000 mg/kg ZnO for 14 days. Compared with the control group, 800 mg/kg nano-ZnOs and 3000 mg/kg ZnO significantly increased average daily gain and decreased diarrhea rate of weaned piglets. Read More