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Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Improving feed efficiency of growing to finishing pigs fed high DDGS containing diet with different branched-chain amino acids to lysine ratio
Corn distillers dried grains with solubles (cDDGS) can replace portions of corn and soybean meal (SBM) in swine diets. However, high dietary inclusions of cDDGS can reduce growth performance, which...
Animal Science
Optimizing late finishing pig feed efficiency, carcass yield, and economic return

The multi-facetted project focused on optimizing late finishing pig feed efficiency, carcass traits, and economic return through feeding practices is essential for the sustainability of pork production.

Animal Science
Interactive effects of pelleting and particle size reduction of corn on net energy and amino acid digestibility in corn-soybean meal diets fed to group-housed pigs

The objective of this research was to demonstrate interactive effects of pelleting and reducing particle size of corn on net energy and nutrient digestibility in feeds for growing pigs.

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
Evaluation of vitamin A and a novel beta-carotene product to improve mammary development and immune function in gilt development

The purpose of this study was to determine if supplementing the gilts with vitamin A or beta-carotene can improve antibody responses and improve mammary development prior to puberty.

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 - 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 - Swine Nutrition
Optimizing nutritional strategies to improve the lifetime performance of healthy compromised pigs
Animal Science - Swine Nutrition
Does phytase release less phosphorus than we think, and are we under-feeding phosphorus to developing gilts?
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