Pig Nutrition Technical Articles

Article published the November 16, 2017:
Introduction 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 co...
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Brian KerrJerry Shurson
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Article published the October 5, 2017:
Introduction One of the characteristics that influence the quality of meat as perceived by the consumer is the amount of intramuscular fat (IMF), which is located within the structure of muscle. In terms of t...
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Borja VilaEnric Esteve-GarciaMaria M. Font-i-FurnolsMarina Gispert MartinellRosil Lizardo
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Article published the September 28, 2017:
  Introduction 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 carbo...
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Brian KerrJerry Shurson
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Article published the August 17, 2017:
Introduction Protein deposition corresponds to the positive balance between protein synthesis and breakdown (Metayer et al., 2008). In an effort to maximize the protein deposition and optimize nutrient utiliza...
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Charles KieferGabriel Cipriano RochaJuarez DonzeleLeandro AlebrantePedro Veiga Rodrigues PaulinoRita Flávia Miranda de Oliveira
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Article published the August 10, 2017:
Introduction Corn distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) is a rich source of protein and amino acids (AA) for pig feed (Stein and Shurson, 2009b). However, the high variation in DDGS AA composition and...
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Jundi Liu
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Article published the August 3, 2017:
Introduction L-carnitine (LC) is a naturally occurring and widely distributed in nature compound. It was discovered in 1905 in Liebig’s meat extracts, a popular ‘dietary supplement’ at that t...
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Peter Surai
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Article published the June 16, 2017:
Introduction Feed represents between 60 and 70 % of the total cost of pork production in modern capital-intensive systems. Within feed, energy alone may represent 50 % or more of the total cost [1]. Carbon-con...
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John Patience
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Article published the May 24, 2017:
  Introduction Livestock production in confinement facilities results in gas emissions such as ammonia (NH3), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2). In pig production, NH3, CH4 and ...
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Carlos Piñeiro
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Article published the March 29, 2017:
  Introduction Spray dried porcine plasma (SDPP) is a dehydrated product obtained from blood of healthy pigs collected at slaughterhouses. Spray dried porcine plasma is a protein source used in pig feed ...
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David TorrallardonaJavier PoloJoan PujolsJoe CrenshawJoy CampbellLouis RussellMª Carmen Rodríguez
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Article published the March 13, 2017:
Introduction L-carnitine (LC), a naturally occurring and widely distributed in nature compound was discovered in 1905 by Gulewitsch and Krimberg [1]. For the last 50 years this nutrient has received a substant...
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Peter Surai
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