Study: Don’t blame high-sulfate water for poor performance

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2017-10-26
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Becker, Spenser
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Patience, John
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The Department of Animal Science originally concerned itself with teaching the selection, breeding, feeding and care of livestock. Today it continues this study of the symbiotic relationship between animals and humans, with practical focuses on agribusiness, science, and animal management.

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The Department of Animal Husbandry was established in 1898. The name of the department was changed to the Department of Animal Science in 1962. The Department of Poultry Science was merged into the department in 1971.

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Successful pork production requires several key factors. One often overlooked aspect is the adequate supply of clean drinking water. Water is an essential requirement for all animals; however it is a particularly difficult nutrient to study.

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This article is published as Becker, S. and J. Patience. Study: Don’t blame high-sulfate water for poor performance. National Hog Farmer. October 26, 2017. Posted with permission.

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