Alcohol Consumption and Vehicle Preference in Young Sinclair (S-1) Miniature Swine Fed Two Levels of Dietary Protein

A. M. Preston, M. E. Tumbleson, D. P. Hutcheson, C. C. Middleton

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Abstract

The quantity of alcohol consumed by young miniature swine was determined as a function of dietary protein and caloric intake. Pigs were fed 16% or 8% protein diets at two levels, the upper level being twice the lower level. Animals eating the 16% protein diet consumed more alcohol than those animals fed the 8% protein diet. Animals fed the lower food levels obtained a greater percentage of calories from alcohol than animals fed the upper food levels. Pigs fed the 16% protein diet at the lower level obtained 40% of total calories as ethanol. Orange juice was preferred by pigs as a carrier of ethanol over cola or water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-589
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Volume141
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1972
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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