April 2022 Lab News


On April 8, 2022, our former visiting student Alice Luciano successfully defended her PhD dissertation at Universita Degli Studi de Milano, Italy. Her dissertation had the title: "The use of former food in post-weaning pig diets: effects on growth performance, apparent total tract digestibility, gut health, feed safety and environmental impact". Big congratulations to Alice – we wish you the best of luck in your future.



Dr. Stein gave some video conferences, one in Proteos meeting, Chicago, IL, about "Status of Proteos Project and importance of DIAAS for industry" and two in DSM Singapore about: "Nutritional value of ingredients for weanling pigs" and "Mineral nutrition in weanling pigs".




Espinosa, C. D., D. Velayudhan, Y. Dersjant-Li, and H. H. Stein. 2022. Effect of Increasing Levels of a Novel Consensus Bacterial 6-Phytase Variant on Ileal and Total Tract Digestibility of Nutrients in Diets Fed to Young Pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 100(Suppl.2): 34–35. doi.org/10.1093/jas/skac064.056.

Lee, Su A., and H. H. Stein. 2022. Effects of Increasing Dose of a Novel E. coli Phytase on Total Tract Digestibility of Minerals and Energy in Pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 100(Suppl. 2): 36-37. doi.org/10.1093/jas/skac064.059.

Ibagon, J. A., Su A. Lee, and H. H. Stein. 2022. Digestibility of Energy, Dry Matter, Protein, and Fat and Concentration of Metabolizable Energy in Sunflower Meal and Sunflower Expellers Fed to Growing Pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 100 (Suppl. 2): 41–42. doi.org/10.1093/jas/skac064.064.

Bailey, H. M., H. H. Stein, and J. Campbell. 2022. Inclusion of Spray Dried Plasma in Diets Based on Different Ingredient Combinations Increases the Digestibility of Energy, Fiber, Ca, and P by Young Pigs.  J. Anim. Sci. 100(Suppl. 2): 64–65. doi.org/10.1093/jas/skac064.103.

Bailey, H. M., H. H. Stein, and J. Campbell. 2022. Optimum Concentration of Spray Dried Plasma for Maximized Growth Performance, Improved Intestinal Health, and Reduced Inflammation in Weaned Pigs Housed in a Challenged Environment. J. Anim. Sci. 100(Suppl. 2): 65–66. doi.org/10.1093/jas/skac064.104.

Espinosa, C. D., J. Campbell, H. H. Stein. 2022. Effect of Hydrolyzed Spray-Dried Bovine Plasma and Spray-Dried Bovine Plasma Sources on Growth Performance of Weanling Pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 100(Suppl. 2): 137–138. doi.org/10.1093/jas/skac064.235.

Nelson, M. E., Su A Lee, Y. Dersjant-Li, D. Velayudhan, J. C. Remus, H. H. Stein. 2022. Effects of Phosphorus Level and Increasing Phytase Dose on Basal Endogenous Loss of Calcium and Balance of Phosphorus in Pigs Fed Diets Containing Phytate P at Commercial Levels. J. Anim. Sci. 100(Suppl. 2): 165–166. doi.org/10.1093/jas/skac064.282.

Mallea O., A. P., M. S. F. S. Oliveira, D. A. Lopez D., H. H. Stein. 2022. Nutritional Value of a New Source of Cheese Co-Product Fed to Weanling Pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 100(Suppl. 2): 174. doi.org/10.1093/jas/skac064.296.

Rundle, C. M., V. Artuso-Ponte, and H. H. Stein. 2022. Isoquinoline Alkaloids Improve Intestinal Function of Weanling Pigs Fed Corn-Soybean Meal Diets Formulated Below Amino Acid Requirements. J. Anim. Sci. 100(Suppl. 2): 183–184. doi.org/10.1093/jas/skac064.311.

Magazine publications: 

Espinosa, C. D., and H. H. Stein. 2022. Novel bacterial phytase impact on pigs. National Hog Farmer, On-line edition, March 31, 2022.