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New benefits found to feeding fatty acids to pigs

Medium-chain fatty acids not only protect against disease but also promote growth in pigs.

Kansas State University researchers reported that a recently completed study has strong implications for improving swine production in the U.S.

The researchers had previously found that adding medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) to swine feed provided a layer of protection against the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), a disease that claimed an estimated 8 million pigs in 2014.

MCFAs are a category of fatty acids known for being easily absorbed by a human body, and many are

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