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Stein Nutrition Newsletter, May 2014
May 2014

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Welcome to the Stein Nutrition Newsletter! I hope you will find the information useful. For more information, please visit our website at http://nutrition.ansci.illinois.edu.

Stein Lab scholar wins two awards

Caroline González-Vega, Ph. D. candidate in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory at the University of Illinois, recently received two awards for her outstanding work in the field of swine nutrition.

In April, Caroline learned that she had received the Wilson G. Pond International Travel Award from the American Society of Animal Science. The award will be presented at the at the ADSA-ASAS-CSAS 2014 Joint Annual Meeting in Kansas City in July. She will use the funding to travel to the Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science in Copenhagen in August.

Then, in May, Caroline was awarded the Mitchell Fellowship in Animal Nutrition by the Department of Animal Sciences. The Mitchell Fellowship provides a tuition and fee waiver as well as a stipend, and is awarded based on a student's academic performance and letters of recommendation.

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Research report: Comparative digestibility of energy and nutrients in diets fed to sows and growing pigs

Results of experiments in Europe have indicated that the apparent total tract digestibility (ATTD) of gross energy and nutrients, as well as the concentration of digestible (DE) and metabolizable (ME) energy, is greater in gestating sows fed close to their maintenance requirement than in growing pigs allowed ad libitum access to feed.

However, no data from North America for the comparative digestibility of energy and nutrients in sows and growing pigs have been reported. Therefore, an experiment was conducted to compare the digestibility of energy and nutrients in sows and growing pigs. A second objective was to develop equations to predict digestibility of energy and nutrients in sows from digestibility values obtained in growing pigs.

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Podcast: Effects of high protein canola meals fed to weanling pigs on growth performance, organ weights, bone ash, and blood parameters

Chelsie Parr, Master's student in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory, discusses the effects of feeding new varieties of low fiber, high protein canola meals to weanling pigs on growth performance, organ weights, bone ash, and blood parameters. Adapted from a presentation at the 2014 ASAS Midwestern Section meeting, Des Moines, IA, March 17-19.

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Podcast: Prediction of concentrations of digestible, metabolizable, and net energy in soybean meal from throughout the United States fed to pigs

Kelly Sotak, a Ph. D. candidate in the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Lab, shares the results of her research into digestible, metabolizable, and net energy concentrations in soybean meal from four regions of the United States. Adapted from a presentation at the 2014 ASAS Midwestern Section meeting, Des Moines, IA, March 17-19.

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Press release: Using swine studies to improve human nutrition

URBANA – Nutrient digestibility is an important aspect of nutrition, but it can be hard to measure in humans. Researchers at the University of Illinois are using digestibility studies in pigs to improve human nutrition by determining the quality of protein in cereal grains.

In 2013, the Food And Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recommended that a new measurement called the digestible indispensable amino acid score (DIAAS) be used to describe the protein content of foods. The DIAAS takes into account the concentration and ileal digestibility of each indispensable amino acid in the protein. Ileal digestibility studies are impractical to conduct in human subjects, so animal models are often used to determine amino acid digestibility. The growing pig is the animal model recommended by FAO.

A team led by Dr. Hans H. Stein, professor of animal sciences at the U of I, recently published DIAAS values for eight cereal grains that may be used in human nutrition: yellow dent corn, Nutridense corn, dehulled barley, dehulled oats, polished white rice, rye, sorghum, and wheat.

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New publications from the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory

Almaguer, B. L., R. C. Sulabo, Y. Liu, and H. H. Stein. 2014. Standardized total tract digestibility of phosphorus in copra meal, palm kernel expellers, palm kernel meal, and soybean meal fed to growing pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 92:2473-2480.

Curry, S. M., D. M. D. L. Navarro, F. N. Almeida, J. A. S. Almeida, and H. H. Stein. 2014. Amino acid digestibility in low-fat distillers dried grains with solubles fed to growing pigs. J. Anim. Sci. Biotechnol. 5:27.

In This Issue

Stein Lab scholar wins two awards
• Research report: Comparative digestibility of energy and nutrients in diets fed to sows and growing pigs
• Podcast: Effects of high protein canola meals fed to weanling pigs on growth performance, organ weights, bone ash, and blood parameters
• Podcast: Prediction of concentrations of digestible, metabolizable, and net energy in soybean meal from throughout the United States fed to pigs
• Press release: Using swine studies to improve human nutrition
• New publications from the Stein Monogastric Nutrition Laboratory

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