Office of Research

12 Metabolism Units & 1 Ultrasound Unit

Description:

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.

Location:
Gestation Sow Facility - Illinois Swine Research Center
Department:
Animal Sciences
PI:
Mike Ellis and Hans Stein
Maintenance:
The equipment will be maintained from funds that accumulate from the user fees.
Access:
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.

Contact Information

Dr. Hans Stein
217-333-0013
hstein@illinois.edu