University of Illinois Animal Scientist Receives National Honor

A University of Illinois animal science professor who has pioneered how swine nutrition affects the reproductive system of sows is receiving a national honor today.

James Pettigrew will receive the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Fellow Award for his research accomplishments at the ASAS National Awards Program in Indianapolis, IN.

Pettigrew has 37 years of experience studying how different feed ingredients affect swine health and resistance to disease. His work has encompassed the potential benefits of feed ingredients, such as soybean hulls, spray-dried eggs, rice and cereal grains.

His research shows that changes in nutrition can affect the immune, reproductive and respiratory systems in swine. The swine industry makes use of his research to improve nutrition and health in swine herds.




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