Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1967

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Animal Science

Abstract

Considerable research has been conducted in the last few years to evaluate protein and amino acid levels in the various growth phases of porcine animals. Most of this research has been limited to the baby and growing phase of the pig, whereas little research has been conducted with the finishing phase of the pig. Lysine and methionine, essential amino acids in the diet of monogastric animals, have been studied extensively in animal nutrition. The following experiments were designed to gain some insight into the effects of supplementing two crystalline amino acids, lysine and methionine, to a corn-soybean meal-tankage diet for finishing pigs on subsequent growth, feed conversion, carcass composition, nitrogen balance, liver ether extract and free plasma amino acid concentrations of the experimental animals involved.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Swine -- Feeding and feeds
Lysine

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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