Evaluation of crude glycerin in swine

The objective of the proposed research was to determine the variation in metabolizable energy (ME) content of crude glycerin samples from a several biodiesel production facilities using different feedstock sources (soybean oil, animal fat, and used restaurant grease). Nursery pigs…

Critical Review of Acidifiers

The inclusion of various organic acids or their salts to diets improves the growth performance of pigs and helps in preventing scouring and high mortality post-weaning. The beneficial effects of organic acids on growth performance are evident within the first…

Critical Review of Functional Animal Proteins

Spray-dried plasma and immune egg products provide dramatic benefits when added to diets of young weaned pigs. Spray-dried plasma increases growth rate and resistance to enteric infection, while properly-targeted immune egg products markedly improve resistance to disease. Whey proteins provide…