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Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
The effects of PRRSV infection in commercial pigs on growth performance, energy and nutrient digestibility
The research herein is an extension of the PRRS Host Genetics Consortium (PHGC), which is a national effort to identify genomic markers and host response pathways in response to PRRSV infection. The...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Defining the energy content (DE, ME, and NE) of drought-stressed corn and identifying risk factors that lower energy
Record-breaking heat and lack of rainfall during the 2012 growing season resulted in drastically reduced corn yield and the prospects of a very poor quality corn crop. Unfortunately, there was...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Comparative Digestibility of energy and nutrients in gestating sows and growing pigs
The objective of this research was to compare DE and ME values and values for the apparent total tract digestibility (ATTD) of energy and...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Improving production efficiency and carcass weight of finishing pigs housed under heat stress conditions by heat abatement with dietary betaine
Heat stress has serious negative consequences for the swine industry by reducing feed intake and growth performance in pigs. Based on commercial observations, we estimate that heat stress during the...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Effect of lysozyme or antibiotics in ameliorating the effects of an indirect diseases challenge
Subtherapeutic levels of antibiotics are used in swine feed as growth promotants, to improve feed efficiency, and to reduce the susceptibility to bacterial infections. As a result, the use of...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Development of a Practical Net Energy System (productive energy) that allows for the Capture of Ingredient Cost Savings Expected from NE systems with Predictable Performance
The purpose of the current study was to determine if the NE system proposed in the NRC, 2012 can be an effective replacement for the ME...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Reducing feed cost by maximizing dietary byproduct feeding length prior to market
The overriding objective is to improve the industry-wide lack of knowledge in utilizing high levels of by-products (DDGS and wheat middlings) in late finishing diets prior to marketing to...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Improving fiber digestibility in DDGS from ethanol production
The objective of this project was to assess effects of pretreatment methods (chemical, enzymatic, and mechanical) on the digestibility of energy in DDGS. Combinations of different methods were...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Determining the biological and metabolic differences between slow and fast growing pigs raised in commercial conditions
With escalating feed prices, increasing litter sizes, and ever-evolving disease challenges, the difficulties of transitioning pigs during the weaning process is a major priority for pork producers....
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Impact of Mitochondrially Targeted Novel Antioxidant on Pig Feed Efficiency
Oxidative stress is considered a potential cause of decreased feed efficiency in animals. Therefore, incorporating antioxidants into livestock feeds may improve feed efficiency by decreasing...
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