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Animal Science
Advancing Investigations in Swine Reproduction Efficiency at Iowa State
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
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 - Swine Nutrition
Novel feed processing methods of cold pelleting and fine ground corn segregation to maximize feed efficiency, nutrient utilization and economic return
Swine producers continue to grind to extremely fine particle sizes, which inherently produces a significant portion of the diet that is fine powder. The fine particles (< 150 microns) create...
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
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 - Swine Nutrition
Energy and nutrient digestibility in 11 sources of wheat middlings
 Wheat middlings and red dog are co-products from the wheat processing industry and are the high-fiber leftovers from production of wheat flour. There is an estimated total annual production of...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Applying Enzyme Technology to Optimize the Utilization of Fibrous Feed Ingredients in Swine Diets – Applied Feeding Studies
The long-term goal of this project was to improve the utilization of fibrous ingredients in swine through the strategic application of enzymes. We hypothesized that supplementation of enzymes to...
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Gut physiology and metabolomics profile of pigs fed diets with carbohydrases enzymes and distillers dried grains with solubles
Feeding high fiber feed ingredients (e.g. wheat middlings and corn distillers dried grains with solubles) significantly decreases feed efficiency of pigs. However, the addition of carbohydrase...
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...
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