Sarsaponin, a naturally occurring plant steroid derived from the yucca plant is available as a feed additive. Claims are made of increased pig performance during the finishing period of growth, particularly when the pigs are in crowded, stressed conditions.
The study reported herein was designed to evaluate MicroAid, a commercial sarsaponin product, as a feed additive under these conditions.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Libal, G. W.; Wahlstrom, R. C.; and Hanson, R., "The Effect of Sarsaponin on Performance of Finishing Pigs Housed in Crowded Conditions" (1984). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1984. 8.