Effects of Herbal Plant Mixture(Miracle®) Supplementation on the Productivities of Lactating Sows and Growth Performance and Hematological Characteristics of Piglets

생약제(Miracle® 첨가가 포유모돈의 생산성, 자돈의 성장 및 혈액성상 변화에 미치는 영향

  • Min, B.J. (Department of Animal Resource & Science, Dankook University) ;
  • Kwon, O.S. (Department of Animal Resource & Science, Dankook University) ;
  • Hong, J.W. (Department of Animal Resource & Science, Dankook University) ;
  • Son, K.S. (Department of Animal Resource & Science, Dankook University) ;
  • Kim, In-Ho (Department of Animal Resource & Science, Dankook University)
  • 민병준 (단국대학교 생명자원과학부) ;
  • 권오석 (단국대학교 생명자원과학부) ;
  • 홍종욱 (단국대학교 생명자원과학부) ;
  • 손경승 (단국대학교 생명자원과학부) ;
  • 김인호 (단국대학교 생명자원과학부)
  • Published : 2005.06.30


This study was conducted to evaluate effects of dietary herbal extracts mixturetMiracle" included Angelicae Gigantis Radix, Rehmanniae Radix, Cnidii Rhizoma, Glycyrrhizae Radix, Schizandrae Fructus, Plantago asiatica and Dioscoreae Radix) on the productivities of lactating sowsand growth performance and hematological characteristics of piglets. Twenty seven sows (Yorkshire ${\times}$ Landrace ${\times}$ Duroc, 1 to 3 parities) were used in a 21 day old trial. Dietary treatments included 1) CON (control; basal diet), 2) HPMO.l (basal diet + herbal plant mixture 0.1 %) and 3) HPMO.2 (basal diet + herbal plant mixture 0.2 %). Backfat thickness losses from farrowing to weaning was decreased in HPM treatmentscompared with control(linear effect, P $\leq$ 0.003). ADFI was decreased in sows fed herbal plant mixture(linear effect, P < 0.05). Also, treatments of dietary herbal plant mixture reduced day of return to estrus compared with control(linear effect, P < 0.05). Energy digestibility in HPM treatments were higher than control(linear effect, P $\leq$ 0.05). In piglets, weight gain(P > 0.05) and survivability(P> 0.05) after weaning werenot affected by treatments. No statistical differences were found(P> 0.05) forhematological characteristics in piglets. In conclusion, dietary herbal plant mixture reduces backfat thickness losses and day of return to estrus and improves energy digestibility in lactating sows.


Herbal plant mixture;Performance;Hematology;Lactating sow;Piglet


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