February 26, 2016

Annual amino acid symposium to honor Dr. David Baker

Dr. David Baker

February 25, 2016 – The annual David H. Baker Amino Acid Symposium will be held the afternoon of Monday, March 14 during the 2016 Midwestern Section Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa. The symposium is sponsored by the David H. Baker Appreciation Club. Speakers will address the following topics:

  • “David H. Baker: A study in academic scholarship,” by Robert Easter, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • “Comparison of the effects of reduced CP, amino acid supplemented diets on growth performance in swine,” by Caitlin Vonderohe, Scott Radcliffe, Kayla Mills, Matthew Asmus, Emily Otto-Tice, and Brian Richert, Purdue University, and Charles Maxwell, Department of Animal Science, Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas
  • “Quantifying variable amino acid efficiencies in lactating sows,” by Robin White, Virginia Tech, Sai Zhang, Naresh Regmi, and Nathalie Trottier, Michigan State University
  • “Citrulline and de novo arginine synthesis in perinatal and young pigs,” by Juan Marini, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Umang Agarwal, Inka Didelija, Barbara Stoll, and Douglas Burrin, USDA-ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine
  • “An update on modeling dose response relationships: accounting for correlated data structures and heterogeneous variance in linear and non-linear mixed models,” by Nora Bello, J. Woodworth, R. Goodband, Marcio Goncalves, Steve Dritz, Mike Tokach, and J. DeRouchey, Kansas State University
  • “Effects of standardized ileal digestible valine:lysine ratio on growth performance of 25- to 45-kg pigs under commercial conditions,” by Marcio Goncalves, Mike Tokach, Steve Dritz, Nora Bello, R. Goodband, J. DeRouchey, and J. Woodworth, Kansas State University, and K. Touchette, Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc.
  • “Determination of lysine adequacy on a population basis for growing pigs,” by David Rosero, Cate Zier-Rush, and R. Dean Boyd, The Hanor Company, Inc., and Casey Neill, Steve Jungst, and Neal Matthews, PIC
  • “Evaluating protein quality of human foods using the pig as a model,” by Hans Stein and John Mathai, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The symposium will be chaired by Nathalie L. Trottier, Michigan State University.

Visit the 2016 Midwestern Section Meeting website.