Characterization of antinutrients in four silages of taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott) for pigs. Technical note

W. Caicedo, R. Rodríguez, P. Lezcano, J. Ly, J. C. Vargas, H. Uvidia, S. Valle, L. Flores


A total of 48 micro-silos of 2 kg capacity of taro tubers were used, distributed in four treatments (natural yogurt, whey, 5% sugarcane molasses B and 10% sugarcane molasses B), according to a completely randomized design, with the objective of characterizing the main antinutrients for pig feeding. In all silos,
during the six days of research (0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 d), the results showed that there were no significant differences (P > 0.05) for the calcium oxalate content. The alkaloids had a moderate (++) condition at day zero, and from the first to the fifth day they were present (+), there were absence (-) of flavonoids, tannins and saponins. According to the results, it is considered that the four
silages of taro tubers have adequate antinutrient characteristics for their use in alternative pigs feeding.
Key words: food for pigs, fermentation , molasses B, calcium oxalate, natural yogurt.

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