December 1, 2015
Let’s get out of our ‘dairy box’ for just a few minutes and see how another segment of animal agriculture is progressing with feeding omega fatty acids. In this video series, we join Dr. Michael Azain from the University of Georgia as he explains the effects of feeding omega-3 fatty acids in swine. He also looks into the science behind feeding omega-3 fatty acids in ruminant and non-ruminant animals, and the benefits behind this essential nutrient to their diets.
Dr. Michael Azain obtained his B.S. in Animal Science from Penn State University and received his M.S. in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Georgia. During his years of receiving his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Oklahoma, he researched the differences in hepatic lipid metabolism in an obese rodent model. Dr. Azain started as an Assistant Professor of the Animal and Dairy Science Department at the University of Georgia, where he is now a Professor and Graduate Coordinator in this Department. His research interests includes investigating the relationship if macronutrient intake with composition of grain in meat animals, and understanding the manipulation of lipid metabolism in both swine and poultry diets. Dr. Azain has authored over 75 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and is an active member of the Swine Nutrition Regional Committee and holds adjunct appointment in the Poultry Science Department at Georgia.
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