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Effects of Curcuma aromatica or inositol monophosphate supplementation on growth performance and immune status of lactating sows and piglets



Hossain MM, Lim CB, Kim IH. Effects of Curcuma aromatica or inositol monophosphate supplementation on growth performance and immune status of lactating sows and piglets. Korean Journal of Agricultural Science 50:313-321.

Korean Journal of Agricultural Science (Korean J. Agric. Sci.) 2023 June, Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 50:313-321. https://doi.org/10.7744/kjoas.20230022

Received on 15 February 2023, Revised on 26 April 2023, Accepted on 11 May 2023, Published on 30 June 2023.

Effects of Curcuma aromatica or inositol monophosphate supplementation on growth performance and immune status of lactating sows and piglets

Md Mortuza Hossain, Chai Bin Lim, In Ho Kim*

Department of Animal Resource and Science, Dankook University, Cheonan 31116, Korea

*Corresponding author: inhokim@dankook.ac.kr


The aim of the present study was to investigate the influences of Curcuma aromatica or inositol monophosphate supplementation on body weight of sows at different stages, feed intake, backfat thickness of sows at different stages, body weight of piglets at different stages, and immunoglobulin G (IgG) concentration in sow blood and milk. Eighteen crossbred (Landrace × Yorkshire) sows (249.9 ± 3.2 kg) and their litters were used in a 28-day feeding trial to observe the effects of Curcuma aromatica or inositol monophosphate as dietary supplements on performance and IgG concentration of blood and milk in lactating sows and piglets. The dietary treatments comprised a control corn-soybean-based basal diet (CON); control diet + Curcuma aromatica at 0.5% (CA), and control diet + inositol monophosphate at 0.10% (IMP). Sow body weight at different stages, average daily feed intake, and sow backfat thickness at different stages were not affected in all three treatment groups. The body weight of piglets at weaning and average daily gain of piglets born to sows from the IMP group showed significant improvement compared to piglets of sows from the CA treatment group. Treatment had no effect on the IgG levels in blood and milk. In conclusion, supplementation of 0.5% CA or 0.10% IMP in sows has no effect on growth performance and IgG in sows and piglets compared with the control diet.


Curcuma aromatica, growth performance, immunoglobulin G, inositol monophosphate, lactating sows


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Authors Information

Md Mortuza Hossain, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6732-286X

Chai Bin Lim, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9530-1345

In Ho Kim, https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6652-2504

Conflicts of interest

No potential conflict of interest relevant to this article was reported.