Effect of Beta-Mannanase Supplementation on Growth Performance, Fecal Consistency, and Carcass Characteristics of Weanling Pigs


Mariel Rebosura(1), Listya Purnamasari(2), Joseph Flores dela Cruz(3*), Seong Gu Hwang(4)

(1) Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, 4031, Philippines
(2) Department of Animal Husbandry, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas of Jember, Jember, 68121, Indonesia
(3) Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, 4031, Philippines
(4) School of Animal Life Convergence, Hankyong National University, Anseong-si, 17579, Republic of Korea
(*) Corresponding Author


The study aimed to investigate the effect of beta-mannanase supplementation on growth performance, fecal consistency, and carcass characteristics of weanling pigs. A total of 100 weaned piglets (initial body weight = 7 ± 0.5 kg) were divided into 2 dietary treatments of (T1) control diet; and (T2) beta-mannanase supplemented diet. Each treatment was replicated 5 times with a pen of 10 piglets each following a completely randomized design. Feed and water were supplied ad libitum during the 30- day feeding trial. Fecal scores per pen were determined every morning on a daily basis; 1 pig per replicate was randomly selected for carcass evaluation. The results showed that there were no significant differences (P>0.05) in feed conversion ratio, fecal consistency scores, dressing percentage, and loin eye area between T1 and T2. Treatment T1 produced a greater body weight and gained weight faster compared to T2. In conclusion, beta-mannanase supplementation did not improve growth performance, fecal consistency, and carcass characteristics in weanling pigs. The amount of beta-mannanase was not enough to degrade the non-starch polysaccharides of the soybean meal.


Beta-mannanase; Carcass characteristics; Fecal consistency; Growth performance; Weanling pigs

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