Targeting specific digestion kinetics to optimize nursery pig performance and health.

Swine Nutrition Blackbelt #14
calendar icon 31 May 2022
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Zinc oxide is a wonderful tool for nursery pigs. However, there have been concerns about the environmental impact ZnO can have. Several research studies have been performed to identify potential alternatives to ZnO that are more environmentally friendly. In this episode I talk with Dr. Neil Jaworksi as we discuss a trial that he performed at Trouw Nutrition that may provide a viable alternative to ZnO by targeting desirable protein and fiber digestibility rates. Tune in for 9 minutes to listen to these results!

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Meet the guest: Dr. Neil Jaworski received his B.S. in animal sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He continued his graduate studies at U of I, completing his Master's degree in December 2012 and Ph. D. in 2016. His research involved experiments investigating energy metabolism, enzymes, direct-fed microbials, digestion/fermentation adaptation time, and degradation of fiber fractions along the gastrointestinal tract of the pig. Upon graduation, Dr. Jaworski moved to the Netherlands and began working as a researcher at Trouw Nutrition. Currently, his position is Global Nutritionist Database & Matrix where he works with a team to develop the Global Trouw Nutrition Database and ingredient Matrix and is the gatekeeper for nutritional concepts in mixed products, from premixes to feed.

Márcio Gonçalves

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