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Stein Nutrition Newsletter, December 2013
December 2013

Welcome

Welcome to the Stein Nutrition Newsletter! I would like to thank you for subscribing in 2013 and wish you a Happy New Year. I look forward to bringing you more news and information about swine nutrition in the coming year. For more information, please visit our website at http://nutrition.ansci.illinois.edu.

Current Comment: Preparing for the post-AGP era

On December 11, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a plan to limit the use of certain antimicrobials in food animals. The drugs at issue are those considered medically important in humans, including tetracyclines, penicillins and macrolides. The FDA's plan asks drug makers to voluntarily change the labels on their medically important antimicrobials to remove growth promotion as an indication. By law, drugs administered in animal feed cannot be used in a way inconsistent with their labeling, so this would effectively prohibit usage of antimicrobials as growth promoters. The FDA has also asked drug companies to revoke the targeted antimicrobials' over-the-counter status, so that a veterinarian's prescription would be required to use these medications for the purpose of disease prevention or treatment.

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Press release: Study provides nutritional information on use of camelina in pig diets

URBANA – Long considered a weed in North America, Camelina sativa is increasingly valued as an oilseed crop.

Researchers at the University of Illinois are now studying its nutritional value when used as part of weanling pigs’ diets.

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New publications from the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory

Almeida, F. N., J. K. Htoo, J. Thomson, and H. H. Stein. 2014. Effects of heat treatment on the apparent and standardized ileal digestibility of amino acids in canola meal fed to growing pigs. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 187:44-52.

Rojas, O. J. and H. H. Stein. 2013. Reducing feed particle size may enhance performance. Page 12 in National Hog Farmer, December 15, 2013.

In This Issue

• Current Comment: Preparing for the post-AGP era
• Press release: Study provides nutritional information on use of camelina in pig diets
• New publications from the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory

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