Effectiveness of medium-chain fatty acids on feed intake and weight gain in animal: Depending on balance

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.v0iOF.4554    | Article Id: B-548 | Page : 885-892
Citation :- Effectiveness of medium-chain fatty acids on feed intakeand weight gain in animal: Depending on balance .Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2016.(50):885-892

Chun-yin Geng, Min Zhang*, Cheng-yun Li, Ying-hai Jin, Chang-guo Yan and Yi Jin

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College of Agriculture, Yanbian University, Yanji 133000, China.

Submitted Date : 2-05-2016
Accepted Date : 13-07-2016

Abstract

Medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) has been used in animal production, not only as an energy substance, but also as a kind of functional material, especially in pig production. At present, however, the action mechanism of MCFAs on ingestion and growth is not fully clear. In addition, there is no consensus for effect of MCFAs on feed intake and weight gain in animals. In this review, we summarized the information from comprehensive and rational arguments for the role of MCFAs on feed intake and weight gain in monogastric animal studies(mainly in rats and pigs). As a result, the supplementation level of MCFAs in diet is a key influence factor on animal ingestion, of which underlying action mechanism may be attributed to influence of MCFAs on appetite hormones (mainly, insulin and Acyl ghrelin) and fluctuation of energy balance. Additionally, the influence of MCFAs on growth performance is related to addition level of MCFAs, the types of MCFAs, characteristics of based diet, as well as the physiological status of animal. The effectiveness of MCFAs on ingestion and weight gain depend on the balance of the various influence factors. 

Keywords

Feed intake Medium-chain fatty acid Mechanism Weight gain.

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