March 2022 Lab News


Our team in the Midwest Meeting, Omaha - Nebraska, 2022.


New experiments

Diego Rodriguez, Julio Mioto and Dr. Su A Lee started two experiments about Interactive effects of pelleting and particle size reduction of corn on net energy and digestibility of fiber, fat, Ca, and P in corn-soybean meal diets fed to group-housed pigs" and "Effects of pelleting and particle size reduction of corn on AA digestibility in diets fed to growing pigs".


Midwest Meeting

From March 14 - 16, our team participated in the ASAS Midwest 2022, Omaha - Nebraska were the postdocs and students gave oral presentations and presented posters:

Dr. Charmaine Espinosa, postdoctoral research associate, gave an oral presentation about: "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" and poster about "Effect of Hydrolyzed Spray-dried Bovine Plasma and Spray-dried Bovine Plasma Sources on Growth Performance of Weanling Pigs". 

Dr. Su A Lee, postdoctoral research associate, gave an oral presentation about: "Effects of Increasing Dose of a Novel e Coli Phytase on Total Tract Digestibility of Minerals and Energy in Pigs".




Jimena Ibagon, master student, gave a presentation about: "Digestibility of Energy, Dry Matter, Protein, and Fat and Concentration of Metabolizable Energy in Sunflower Meal and Sunflower Expellers Fed to Growing Pigs". Dr. Hannah Bailey former Ph.D. Student talked about: "Optimum Concentration of Spray Dried Plasma for Maximized Growth Performance, Improved Intestinal Health, and Reduced Inflammation in Weaned Pigs Housed in a Challenged Environment" and "Inclusion of Spray Dried Plasma in Diets Based on Different Ingredient Combinations Increases the Digestibility of Energy, Fiber, Ca, and P by Young Pigs".



Megan Nelson, master student, presented a poster about: "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". Andrea Mallea, master student, also presented a poster about: "Nutritional Value of a New Source of Cheese Co-product Fed to Weanling Pigs" and Dr. Carly Rundle former Ph.D. Student presented a poster as well, it was about: "Isoquinoline alkaloids improve intestinal function of weanling pigs fed corn-soybean meal diets formulated below amino acid requirements".





Peer-reviewed publications: 

Lee, Su A., and Hans H. Stein. 2022. Effects of dietary levels of calcium, phosphorus, and 1-alphahydroxycholecalciferol on digestibility, retention of calcium and phosphorus, and concentration of  metabolizable energy in diets fed to sows in late-gestation. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 102: 184–188 (2022)