Article published the November 16, 2017
Energy is the most expensive component in swine diets, and record high feed costs in recent years have caused nutritionists to focus on optimizing caloric efficiency of feed ingredients used in commercial feeds. As a result, nutritionists need comprehensive, accurate, meaningful, and standardized analytical methods to quantify lipid peroxidation in feed ingredients before they will b ...
Article published the September 28, 2017
Plant carbohydrates can be classified into three categories: 1) simple sugars and their conjugates (glucose, fructose, etc.); 2) storage reserve compounds (starch); and 3) structural carbohydrates (cellulose, hemicellulose, etc.). Simple sugars and storage compounds are primarily digested in the upper gastrointestinal tract of pigs, although not completely, while structural c ...
Article published the September 15, 2017
World production of lipid sources
Global production of vegetable oils has increased dramatically over the last 20 years with approximately 168 million metric tonnes produced in 2014. The primary vegetable oils produced in the world include palm oil (35 % of the total production), soybean oil (26 %), rapeseed/ canola oil (15 %), and sunflower oil (9 %). Other vegetable oils account for onl ...
Article published the September 8, 2017
High ambient temperature-elicited heat stress (HS) is a detrimental pathophysiological event. Besides its threat to human health (Changnon et al. 1996; Leon and Helwig 2010), HS also negatively affects the growth performance, reproduction, and health status of farm animals (Hansen 2009; Renaudeau et al. 2011). Annual cost of HS on the US swine industry is over $300 million (St-Pierre ...
Article published the November 21, 2016
Article published the August 22, 2016
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) is a pleomorphic, enveloped RNA virus, classified as a coronavirus under the family Coronaviridae . The virus was first identified during an outbreak of diarrhea on a Belgian swine breeding farm in 1978 . Upon infection with PEDV, suckling pigs experience diarrhea, vomiting, and high mortality . Since the initial identification of PEDV, ...
Article published the August 19, 2016
Fuel ethanol production is one of the fastest growing segments in American agriculture. Currently, there are 92 ethanol plants in production, with an additional 23 ethanol plants under construction (www.ethanolrfa.org/industry/statistics, November, 2005). These ethanol plants will have production capacity of 5.6 billion gallons of ethanol per year (Renewable Fuels Association, Novemb ...
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