Weaning piglets were continuously delivered a fermented extract of Moringa oleifera at a dilution of 1/250 in the drinking water beginning at 21 or 28 days of age. Weekly body weight and weight gain were measured for 5 consecutive weeks in the fermented extract treated and the control group. There was no significant difference between those groups (P<0.05), except the body weight gain in the period 21-28 days (P<0.05), as fermented extract treated piglets were heavier (1.16 kg) than the control group (0.61 kg). The data indicate that M. oleifera extract has a positive growth promoting effect on the animals.
Key words: Moringa oleifera, additive, weight gain, weaning, piglets.
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