Inflammation, growth, and joint health in pigs - can fatty acid ratios and energy levels provide any answers?

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Welcome to our first episode of the Swine Nutrition Blackbelt Podcast! In this episode, your host Clayton Chastain talks with Ph.D. candidate Spenser Becker about 2 studies she performed at Iowa State University. The studies investigated the effects of different linoleic acid:linolenic acid ratios, energy levels, and linoleic acid levels in the diet on growth performance, inflammation, and joint health in pigs. Come take 10 minutes out of your day to learn about the results of these interesting studies!

Spenser Becker is a Ph.D. candidate at Iowa state University who is planning to graduate this year. She received her B.S in Animal Science from Oklahoma State university in 2016 before attending Iowa State University where she received her M.S. in Animal Nutrition in 2019 and then remained at ISU to work towards her Ph.D. 


Hope you enjoy it,