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Bioactive compounds from the seeds and leaves of industrial hemp will be used in a new research project to reduce the incidence of diarrhoea and high mortality of piglets. Hemp contains protein, fibre and fatty acids of a very high nutritional value. Photo: Janne Hansen, AU

2014.03.03 | Anis

Hemp may reduce diarrhoea and mortality of young pigs

Bioactive ingredients from industrial hemp will be used in new research to optimise the diets for sows and piglets, thus reducing post-weaning diarrhoea, the use of antibiotics and piglet mortality.