June 2021 Lab News


On June 17th, Vanessa Lagos Muñoz successfully defended her PhD dissertation about "Effects of microbial phytase in pig diets on calcium requirements, post-weaning growth performance, phytate degradation, and nutrient digestibility".




On June 23rd, Dr. Hans Stein gave a talk for USSEC in South East Asia, Technical Broadcast Series: Strategies and techniques in this time of increasing prices of protein and Amino Acid sources.

On June 29th, Vanessa Lagos gave a talk for AB Vista in Spain - Europe, about: Update on research related to Ca and phytase in pigs.


New experiments

Hannah Bailey started a trial this month about "Effect of spray dried plasma (SDP) on oxidative stress and litter performance of sows subjected to heat stress and the subsequent growth performance of the pigs weaned from the sows". Also, Natalia Fanelli started a new experiment about "Determination of PDCAAS and DIAAS values in Krill protein".



Peer-reviewed publications: 

Lee, Su A, L. Vanessa Lagos, Mike R. Bedford, and Hans H. Stein. 2021. Quantities of ash, Ca, and P in metacarpals, metatarsals, and tibia are better correlated with total body bone ash in growing pigs than ash, Ca, and P in other bones. Journal of Animal Science, 2021, Vol. 99, No. 6, 1–6. doi:10.1093/jas/skab149.

Blavi, Laia, David Solà, Alessandra Monteiro, J. Francisco Pérez, and Hans H. Stein. 2021. Inclusion of dicopper oxide instead of copper sulfate in diets for growing–finishing pigs results in greater final body weight and bone mineralization, but reduced accumulation of copper in the liver. Journal of Animal Science, 2021, Vol. 99, No. 6, 1–8. doi:10.1093/jas/skab127.

Limbach, Joseph R., Charmaine D. Espinosa, Estefania Perez-Calvo, and Hans H. Stein. 2021. Effect of dietary crude protein level on growth performance, blood characteristics, and indicators of intestinal health in weanling pigs. Journal of Animal Science, 2021, Vol. 99, No. 6, 1–14. doi:10.1093/jas/skab166.