In the previous paper, the effects of nutrient restriction and consequent catabolism during lactation on sow reproduction yield have been addressed. In the present paper, the efficiency of sows in using energy from feed and body mass is considered.
Federal University of Minas Gerais. Brazil
Professor Bruno Silva graduated in Animal Sciences from the Federal University of Viçosa (Brazil), where he also studied an MSc degree in Animal Bioclimatology. He became a PhD in Animal Bioclimatology and Pig Nutrition from the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV, Brazil) and the National Institute for Agronomic Research (INRA, France), and he carried out a postdoctoral research in pig nutrition at the Federal University of Viçosa (Brazil). He worked as a researcher (IPG bv) and pig nutritionist for TOPIGS Norsvin International for 6 years.
Since 2012, he is professor and researcher in Pig Nutrition and Production and Environmental Adaptation at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG, Brazil). He has several publications and has given international lectures in the field of the nutritional requirements and environmental adaptation of pigs in tropical regions. He is also associate editor of the international journal Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience, and of the magazine Ciência Animal Brasileira. He is also a consultant for several multinational companies in the area of pig nutrition and environmental adaptation.
Updated CV 22-May-2017
The study described here was designed to determine if the body tissue mobilization during lactation imposed by feed restriction could affect litter size and sow performance in the subsequent lactation.