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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine|
|State||Published - Nov 1972|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)