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Animal Science - Animal Science
Trans-generational effects of in utero heat stress on reproduction in the gilt and sow
Animal Science - Animal Science
Advancing Investigations in Swine Reproduction Efficiency at Iowa State
Animal Science - Animal Science
The impact of pad cooling on barn environment, finishing pig performance and producer profitability
Use of evaporative cooling pads are common on sow farms in the Southeastern U.S., yet their potential use on grow-finish facilities to alleviate seasonality in growth performance has yet to be characterized.
Animal Science - Animal Science
Effects of genetics and dietary fiber on production variables in response to repeated exposures to heat stress
Despite aggressive heat stress abatement strategies, the U.S. swine industry loses ~$900 million annually. Sources of reduced revenue include: slower growth rates, inefficient feed utilization,...
Animal Science - Animal Science
Effects of dietary protein patterning on weight loss and resistance training-induced changes in body composition, skeletal muscle, and indices of metabolic syndrome
The purpose of this study was to assess whether redistributing equivalent total daily protein intakes from one high protein-containing meal into multiple moderately-high protein-containing meals...
Animal Science - Animal Science
Practical evaluation of linoleic acid and antioxidant supplementation for lactating sows housed under high ambient temperatures
High producing sows are under catabolic (resulting in tissue loss) and oxidative stress during lactation and this will impair sow reproductive performance. Moreover, reduced feed intake during...
Animal Science - Animal Science
Ventilation improvements for controlling swine production systems
Maintaining acceptable thermal and gas concentration levels during minimum ventilation periods is challenging. The small amount of fresh-air used during cold weather periods needs to be distributed...
Animal Science - Animal Science
Understanding the biology of seasonal infertility to develop mitigation strategies for swine
Mitigating seasonal infertility is critically important to increased production efficiency for American pork producers. Elevated ambient temperature is a significant factor contributing to...
Animal Science - Animal Science
Evaluation of contributions to seasonal reproductive inefficiency
Seasonal reproductive inefficiency is globally observed within the swine industry. Even when photoperiod and temperature are controlled, reductions in pregnancies and subsequent farrowing rates...
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