Swine Nutrition Blackbelt #24 - Gut development - creep form and protein sources by Brenda Christensen

swine nutrition blackbelt Jul 20, 2022

Transitioning the weanling pig onto solid feed presents several nutritional challenges, as the body has not been producing all of the required digestive enzymes until this point. In this episode, I talk with Brenda Christensen about her study testing different forms of creep feed and nursery diets with varying protein sources to see how it affects the mucosal enzyme activity and the intestinal morphology in piglets.


Meet the guest: Brenda Christensen is a Ph.D. student at the University of Guelph studying animal nutrition. She received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Guelph in 2019 and 2021, respectively. Her research focuses on nutritional modifications in the nursery and amino acid requirements in gestation and lactation.