Pig Nutrition Technical Articles

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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Article published the March 1, 2017:
The weaning process is a stressful one for piglets. A new environment, penmates and feed source can all impact their feed intake and growth potential. Meeting their essential nutritional needs during this tran...
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Gavin Bowman
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Article published the December 7, 2016:
Introduction: The limited ability to induce classical vitamin D deficiencies, and challenges to identify traits which adequately assess vitamin D requirements, such as measurements of body tissue and serum co...
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Thomas Crenshaw
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Article published the December 2, 2016:
  Background Spray-dried porcine plasma (SDPP) as an ingredient in diets for nursery pigs is well recognized to improve growth rate, feed intake, feed efficiency, and to reduce post-weaning diarrhea, mor...
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Javier PoloJoan PujolsJoe CrenshawJoy CampbellMª Carmen Rodríguez
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