The importance of arginine in piglets

The importance of arginine in piglets

The discovery of the urea cycle in mammals by Hans Krebs and Kurt Henseleit in 1932 highlighted the importance of arginine and returned it to prominence with a renewed focus on its role in modern nutrition. Traditionally, arginine supplementation was not considered in swine diets due to the relative abundance of arginine in raw materials….

The superiority of L-methionine

methionine availability in pigs

Many researchers have investigated the differences between L- and DL-methionine over the past several decades, and yet many nutritionists still have lingering doubts regarding the true value of L-methionine, and the true cost of D-methionine. Today we have a much better understanding of the various factors influencing methionine bioavailability, from ingestion to metabolism and excretion,…

The importance of methionine in neonatal piglets

A healthy, well-developed gut is critical to ensure the future health and performance of piglets. Methionine is one of many constituents that is necessary to ensure optimal gut development. An inadequate supply of methionine severely restricts the development of the gastrointestinal tract, by shifting methionine metabolism towards protein synthesis and splanchnic organ growth such as…