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Watch on-demand now to learn how sow diets can impact fetal and mammary gland development and growth, click here.
Due to breeding for larger litter sizes, producers have more piglets per litter, but in some cases more challenges. Leading swine experts, Dr. Mercedes Vaquez-Anon, Senior Director of Animal Nutrition Research and Facilities for Novus International, Inc., and Dr. Sung Woo Kim, Professor of Nutrition at North Carolina State University, explain the science behind the modern sow and the effects nutrition has on fetal and mammary development, milk production and the performance trajectory of her piglets.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
This webinar is sponsored by Novus, and is presented by WATT Global Media.
Dr. Mercedes Vazquez-Anon, Senior Director of Animal Nutrition Research and Facilities for Novus International, Inc.
Dr. Mercedes Vázquez-Añón is the Senior Director of Animal Nutrition Research and Facilities for Novus International, Inc. In this role, she directs monogastric and ruminant nutrition and physiology research activities and facilities, which are geared to provide globally recognized research with differentiated solutions that support current products and the development of new products. In addition, she is responsible for nutrition research teams across production species internationally.
Mercedes joined the Novus International team in 1996 as a Research Manager, where she developed applications of sulfur amino acids for dairy and beef, and extended the application into companion animals and aquaculture species. She became Director of Animal Nutrition research in 2007, where she assumed responsibilities for the nutrition research team across production species. She was promoted to Senior Director in 2009, expanding her responsibilities internationally, and in 2012 she also became responsible for Global Animal Research and Facilities.
Her research expertise encompasses the disciplines of nutrition, physiology and metabolism of sulfur amino acids, trace minerals, antioxidants and dietary enzymes. She holds nine patents of different technologies. She travels extensively to give
presentations at nutritional conferences, scientific forums and customer events in Latin America, Europe, Asia and North America. She has published more than 30 refereed scientific articles and more than 100 abstracts, technical reports, articles in conferences proceedings and popular press articles.
Dr. Sung Woo Kim, Professor of Nutrition at North Carolina State University
Since graduation with his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois in 1999, Dr. Sung Woo Kim has developed a world-class and productive research program in pig nutrition. The results of his outstanding research have significantly advanced our knowledge about utilization of protein, amino acids, and other nutrients in sows as well as nursery and growing-finishing pigs.
Dr. Kim is currently a Professor of Nutrition at North Carolina State University. Together with his graduate students, visiting scholars and collaborators, he has published 154 peer-reviewed papers, 17 book chapters, 68 proceeding papers, 232 abstracts and given 176 invited talks in 23 countries. In recognition of his seminal contributions to swine nutrition, Dr. Kim has received AFIA-ASAS Non-Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award, Early Career Achievement Award and Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the American Society of Animal Science; The Vernon Young International Award for Amino Acid Research from the American Society of Nutrition and Outstanding Research Award from the Association of Asian-Australasian Animal Production. Dr. Kim has served as Section Editor for Journal of Animal Science and as Associate Editor for three other journals in animal science. He was recognized as University Faculty Scholar by the chancellor of North Carolina State University.