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Soybean meal mitigates respiratory disease–impaired growth in pigs


Respiratory disease (SRD) impairs feed conversion and daily gain by at least 8 and 10%.

Increasing dietary SBM above typical levels mitigates FCE and ADG loss during SRD. SBM is both a nutritional and prescriptive ingredient. Cost-effective periods for elevated SBM may be during winter-spring seasons, when barns are closed tight and when SRD is often a problem.