Copper in diets for weaned pigs : influence of level and duration of copper supplementation

Bikker, P.; Baal, J. van; Binnendijk, G.P.; Diepen, J.T.M. van; Troquet, L.M.P.; Jongbloed, A.W.


This study was conducted to determine the influence of level (15-160 mg/kg voer)and period (2-8 weeks) of supply of a Cu-supplement on growth performance and expression of Cu absorption-related genes in different segments of the small intestine of weaned pigs.