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Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Nutritional Strategies to Reduce Nursery-Finisher Disease Severity
Our goal was to better understand how to nutritionally manage poor-health pig flows to maximize pig performance in the face of disease pressures. Two objectives were addressed in three experimental...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Quantifying the Presence of Viral Material in Feed Delivered in Iowa
Despite evaluating a feed sample for 14 feed mills for 16 weeks, there was no detection of PRRSV, PEDV, PDCoV, and TGEV in any of the 224 collected feed samples. These results do not disprove that...
Animal Science
Accurate and Rapid Assessment of Pig Body Weight
The  overall objective of this research project was to identify available technologies that can rapidly, and accurately, assess pig body weight at market. In order to complete the objectives,...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Improving performance of finishing pigs with supplemental Val, Ile, and Trp: Validating a meta-analysis model
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are a collective group of amino acids (AA) made up of Leucine (Leu), Valine (Val), and Isoleucine (Ile). These three AA all share the first steps of catabolism, and...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Determining how the pelleting process influences amino acid digestibility and availability for growth when feeding varying diets with increased levels of crystalline amino acids
Animal Science - Sow Lifetime Productivity
Capturing genetic potential for greater sow lifetime productivity
The results of this study indicate that birthweight, pre-weaning growth, and weaning weight of potential replacement gilts are aspects of the neonatal environment of replacement gilts that have a...
Animal Science
Adaptation of Machine Learning Technologies to Predict Swine Production Outcomes to Assist in Disease Detection
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