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dc.contributor.authorBloxham, Darlene Janette
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-22T04:30:22Z
dc.date.available2015-09-22T04:30:22Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.otherbloxham_darlene_j_201505_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/bloxham_darlene_j_201505_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/32524
dc.description.abstractThe objective of these experiments was to determine if wheat could substitute for corn and if wheat could be used in combination with corn dried distillers grain with and without the use a commercial enzyme in nursery pig diets. This project was done in two studies. The results of the first experiment showed that wheat could be substituted for corn with similar growth performance. A 40% wheat diet had increased body weight gain and better feed intake compared to a corn diet. Nitrogen digestibility increased with increasing amounts of wheat in the diet. Phosphorus digestibility was higher for wheat based diets than for corn diets. Experiment 2 showed that wheat can be combined with corn DDGS with an increase in body weight compared to a corn diet, however there was no effect when enzyme was added. Results indicate that wheat can be used instead of corn in phase 2 and phase 3 nursery diets. Wheat can also be used in combination and with corn DDGS in phase 2 and phase 2 nursery diets. Enzyme did not appear to be effective in phase 2 and phase 3 nursery diets.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectNursery pigs
dc.subjectWheat
dc.subjectEnzyme
dc.subjectGrowth Performance
dc.subjectDigestibility
dc.titleEvaluation of the use of wheat in nursery pig diets
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentAnimal and Dairy Science
dc.description.majorAnimal Science
dc.description.advisorMichael J. Azain
dc.description.committeeMichael J. Azain
dc.description.committeeGene M. Pesti
dc.description.committeeRobert C. Dove


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