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August 2014

Swine podcasts

Swine Feed Efficiency recorded presentations:

Effects of corn particle size and diet form on finishing pig growth performance and carcass characteristics

Effects of Corn Particle Size, Complete Diet Grinding, and Diet Form on 11 to 20 kg Nursery Pig Growth Performance and Caloric Efficiency


March 2014

Mani, V., Weber, T.E., Baumgard, L.H., and Gabler, N.K. (2012). Endotoxin, Inflammation and Intestinal Function in Livestock. J. Anim. Sci. 90(5):1452-1465.

Mani, V., A.J. Harris, A.F. Keating, T.E. Weber, J.C.M. Dekkers and N.K. Gabler. 2013. Intestinal integrity, endotoxin transport and detoxification in pigs divergently selected for residual feed intake. J Anim Sci doi:10.2527/jas.2012-6053.

Onteru, S.K., D.M. Gorbach, J.M. Young, D.J. Garrick, J. Dekkers, and M.F. Rothschild. 2013. Whole Genome Association Studies of Residual Feed Intake and Related Traits in the Pig. PLOS One 8(6):e61756. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061756.


December 2013

Dunkelberger, J.R., N.J. Boddicker, J.M. Young, R.R.R. Rowland, and J.C.M. Dekkers. 2013. Pigs Selected for Increased Feed Efficiency are less affected by experimental infection with the PRRSv. 2013 PRRS Symposium

January 2014

Mauch, E.D., J.M. Young, J.F. Patience, N.K. Gabler, J.C.M. Dekkers. 2014. Effect of Low Energy, High Fiber Diets on Divergent Residual Feed Intake Lines in Swine. P607, Plant and Animal Genome Meetings

March 2014

Dr. Dan Nettleton. Accounting for Nuisance Covariates when Using RNA-Seq Data to Identify Diferentially Expressed Genes. Eastern North American Region of the International Biometrics Society.


Our long term goal is to increase nutrient utilization and feed efficiency in the pig, to strengthen the competitiveness of the pork industry and to reduce its demand on grains and proteins. We will use a truly multi-disciplinary approach in this project, including nutrition, physiology, microbiology, behavior, immunology, quantitative genetics, swine genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, bioinformatics and statistics. Through this grant, we will develop new knowledge and new tools to benefit our pork industries and agriculture in general.



















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