Márcio Gonçalves
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Article published the December 4, 2020
IntroductionGlutamine is considered a non-essential amino acid for young pigs and is important for optimum health and function of the enterocytes in the small intestine. Glutamate is an important compound in cellular metabolism and is an energy source for the enterocytes in the intestine. Dietary glutamate may be limiting in newly-weaned pigs due to rapid turnover and replacement of mucosal cells. ...
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Article published the September 11, 2020
IntroductionThe U.S. swine industry is facing a significant change in production practices regarding gestation sow housing. Many pork producers across the United States are shifting from housing gestating sows in individual stalls to a group housing system. This is driven by animal welfare concerns, state legislatures, and food companies’ demands.Electronic sow feeding (ESF) is one option fo ...
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Article published the February 22, 2018
IntroductionThe use of standardized ileal digestible (SID) AA has become a standard approach in diet formulation as it helps to accurately meet a pig’s requirement, and enhance the ingredient utilization. Lysine is the first limiting AA in corn and soybean meal diets for swine. In addition, Lys is used to estimate the requirement of other essential AA; which are expressed as a ratio relative ...
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Article published the February 8, 2018
There are multiple approaches a swine nutritionist can take in diet formulation: maximize performance, minimize cost, or maximize profit. Within each of these approaches, there are suboptions to decide from:Growth performance basisMaximize average daily gain (ADG)Minimize feed efficiency (F/G)Cost reduction basis Minimize cost per kg of diet Minimize feed cost per kg of gain Profit ...
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Article published the November 2, 2017
IntroductionThe increase in litter size over recent decades has reduced the uterine space available for fetal growth and development, thus reducing individual piglet birth weight. Consequently, lower birth weight reduces piglet survivability, wean weight, and market weight. However, few nutritional options have been identified to mitigate reduced birth weight. There is evidence that increasing fee ...
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