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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1961. Department of Animal Husbandry.


Copyright 1961, the author. Used by permission.


Soybean or vegetable milk has been in use for over 2000 years in China.These plant products are not new to the United States since soybean base formulas are being used regularly for therapeutic purposes with infants suffering from allergies or intestinal disorders.Plant protein base milks are also being promoted and distributed by charitable organizations for use in infant diets in undernourished and underdeveloped areas of the world. However, although these milks are being used extensively, little controlled research has been conducted on the effects of feeding these products.

The purposes of the research reported herein are threefold: (1) establish procedures for raising hysterectomy obtained pigs on infant diets; (2) determine the value of each diet as measured by weight gains, feed efficiency, and survival rates; and (3) determine methods of improving infant milks which fail to support satisfactory pig growth.

Advisor:Ernest R. Peo, Jr.