The metabolism units and the ultrasound unit will assist researchers in determining values for digestible and metabolizable energy in sows and also determining total tract digestibility of nutrients in sows. These tools will also assist in conducting research within the NIFA goals.
Gestation Sow Facility - Illinois Swine Research Center
Mike Ellis and Hans Stein
The equipment will be maintained from funds that accumulate from the user fees.
Scheduling and access will be handled by Dr. Stein. Fee for using the ultrasound unit - $100 per day; using the metabolism units - $10 per metabolism cage per day.