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    • K. M. Gourley, G. E. Nichols, J. A. Sonderman, Z. T. Spencer, J. C. Woodworth, M. D. Tokach, J. M. DeRouchey, S. S. Dritz, R. D. Goodband, S. J. Kitt and E. W. Stephenson
      Determining the impact of increasing standardized ileal digestible lysine for primiparous and multiparous sows during lactation

      Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of increasing dietary SID Lys in lactation on sow and litter performance. In Exp. 1, a total of 111 primiparous sows (Line 241; DNA Genetics, Columbus, NE) were allotted to 1 of 4 dietary treatments on d 110 of gestation. Dietary treatments included increasing dietary standardized ileal digestible (SID) Lys (0.80, 0.95, 1.10, and 1.25%). (continued)

      Published: September 21, 2017

    • H. A. Channon, D. N. D’Souza and F. R. Dunshea
      Quantifying production, processing and post-slaughter effects on pork eating quality using random effects meta-regression

      Random effects meta-regression techniques, analyzed using a restricted maximum likelihood (REML) approach, was used to determine the influence of various factors that may be experienced or imposed on pigs, carcases and pork on pork eating quality attributes and shear force of the M. longissimus dorsi (loin). This was done to inform the development of a pathway based eating quality system for pork. Estimated means of explanatory variables were obtained for those pathway factors where sufficient published studies met the criteria for inclusion in the analysis. (continued)

      Published: September 21, 2017

    • C. J. Iske, C. L. Morris and K. L. Kappen
      Evaluation of raw pork as a commercially manufactured diet option for zoo-managed African wildcats (Felis silvestris lybica)

      Second to beef, pork is a major protein source produced in the US. Properly sourced and handled pork could be utilized as a protein option for zoo-managed carnivores. Concerns of high levels of microbial populations in raw meat diets are common. The objectives of this study were to determine apparent total tract macronutrient and energy digestibility and fecal scores from cats fed a commercially manufactured raw pork-based diet compared with commercially available raw carnivore diets formulated with either horse or beef and evaluate typical microbial population variation among the diets. (continued)

      Published: September 7, 2017

    • J. N. Reiners, J. E. Held, C. L. Wright, Q. Qiao, G. D. Djira, B. R. Brunsvig, K. M. Reza and D. W. Brake
      Lysine bioavailability among 2 lipid-coated lysine products after exposure to silage

      We conducted 2 experiments to determine lysine bioavailability from 2 lipid-coated lysine products. In an in vitro experiment we mixed each lipid-coated lysine product with either alfalfa- or corn-silage at different amounts of acidity. Scanning electron micrographs indicated that surface structure of each lipid-coated lysine particle was eroded after mixing with silage. Additionally, visual evaluation of scanning electron micrographs suggested that peripheral surface abrasion of lipid-coated lysine may be greater when lipid-coated lysine was mixed with alfalfa silage in comparison to corn silage. (continued)

      Published: August 10, 2017