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dc.contributor.advisorLiao, Shengfa
dc.contributor.authorHumphrey, Rebecca M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-20T21:17:54Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/20887
dc.description.abstractL-Methionine (L-Met) is a new product that supplies the biologically active form of methionine. Therefore, the objective of this study was to elucidate the benefits of dietary L-Met supplementation relative to the industry standard DL-Met. Sixteen gilts with an initial BW 81.2±7.93 kg were individually penned and randomly allotted to one of two equivalent dietary treatments for 37 days in 2 trials (8 pigs/trial): DL-Met (0.050% of diet) or L-Met (0.052% of diet). Body weight and feed intake were measured on days 0, 19, and 37 to calculate performance measures. Pigs were harvested and carcasses assessed on day 38. Liver, loin muscle, and subcutaneous fat were collected for antioxidant assessments. Data were analyzed via Proc Mixed in SAS and significance was set at P ≤ 0.05. There were no differences between dietary treatments in growth performance, carcass characteristics, or antioxidant status (P > 0.05). In conclusion, methionine form did not differentially impact animal growth or antioxidant status.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMSU-ADS Graduate Research assistantship program USDA-NIFA Hatch/Multistate Project (No. 1007691) MAFES Strategic Research Initiative grant (2019)en_US
dc.subjectantioxidanten_US
dc.subjectmethionineen_US
dc.subjectswineen_US
dc.subjectamino aciden_US
dc.titleMethionine: an essential amino acid and potential enhancer of antioxidant systems in swine dietsen_US
dc.typeGraduate Thesisen_US
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Animal and Dairy Sciencesen_US
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen_US
dc.date.authorbirth1995-11-17
dc.subject.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.subject.majorAnimal Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeeDinh, Thu
dc.contributor.committeeDevost-Burnett, Derris
dc.contributor.committeeFeugang, Jean M.N.
dc.date.defense2020-08-04
dc.rights.embargodescriptionVisible to MSU only for 2 yearsen_US
dc.rights.embargotermsVisible to MSU only for 2 yearsen_US
dc.rights.embargoliftdate2022-12-15
dc.date.graduation2020-11-25


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