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Master of Science - Agriculture
Dr. John Michael Mehaffey
Dr. Joey Bray
Dr. Stephanie Jones
Dr. Brian Oswald
The efficacy of a feed supplement fed to gilts and sows was tested in study I. The supplement was stated to improve reproductive soundness, conception rates, immune health, and overall well-being of livestock. Thirty gilts were split into a control group (Base diet) and a treatment group (Absorbezz® 0.32 mL on base diet). Upon completion of the trial results indicate the treatment group significantly underperformed (
Two commercially available show pig growing rations were tested in study II to find a high quality, cost efficient product. A total of 10 pigs (5 barrows, 5 gilts), at an average weight of 60 lbs., were fed to market weight, with data recorded for feed efficiency and carcass quality. No significant differences (< 0.05) were discovered between the two rations. A larger sample size could adjust results.
Sutton, Scott G., "Evaluation of Absorbezz on Swine Reproductive Health and A Comparative Study of Two Commercially Available Swine Show Feeds" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 86.
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