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Animal Science Faculty

Trygve Veum

Trygve Veum

Professor Emeritus

Monogastric Nutrition With Emphasis on Swine

110A Animal Science Research Center
Division Of Animal Sciences
Columbia, MO 65211
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  • Curriculum Vitae


  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    Doctor of Philosophy - Animal Nutrition, 1968. Minors in Veterinary Physiology and Pathology.
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    Master of Science - Animal Nutrition, 1965.
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

    Bachelor of Science - Animal Science, 1962.

Employment and Agricultural Experience

University of Missouri, Dept. of Animal Sciences. Swine nutrition, teaching and research, 1967-2006. Emeritus Professor, 2006-present.

Cornell University, Graduate Research Assistant, 1962-1967.

From a family owned and operated dairy, livestock, and crop production farm near Westby, Wisconsin.

Professional Membership and Activities

American Society of Animal Science, active membership.
Editorial Board, Journal of Animal Science Non-ruminant Nutrition Section., 1991-94 and 2000-04.
North Central Region-42 Swine Nutrition Committee, University of Missouri Representative. Chairman 1991-92 and 2003-04, Vice Chair 2001-02, Secretary 2000-01.
Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Australian J. of Agric. Res., the Irish J. of Agric. and Food Res., J. Agric. and Food Chemistry, and Nutrition Res.

Teaching and Extension Experience

Undergraduate courses: Swine Production and Management, Applied Animal Nutrition, Non-ruminant Production, and Freshman Swine Management Laboratory.
Graduate courses: Advanced Animal Nutrition and Animal Science Seminar.
Presentations on swine nutrition topics to producers at extension meetings and Missouri Pork Producer meetings.
Formulated rations using Brill for individual producers and a major pharmaceutical company.

International Lectures and Research Experiences

Agricultural University of Norway, Dept. of Animal Sciences, Research Leave, March - June, 2004. Feeding new low phytic acid barley cultivars to weanling pigs. Visited with Norwegian farmers, Agri-business professionals and students. Gave seminars and lectured in courses.

Eastern Canadian Nutrition Conference, Animal Nutrition. Assoc. of Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia. May 14-16, 2001. Reducing pharmacological levels of trace minerals in swine diets while maintaining performance.

Digestive Physiology in Pigs, Symp. (8th), Agric. Sciences College, Swedish Univ., Uppsala, Sweden, June 19-23, 2000. Reduced fecal excretion of calcium, phosphorus and nitrogen by young pigs fed low phytic acid barley.

.European Association of Animal Production Annual Meeting (50th), Zurich, Switzerland, August 20-26, 1999. Low phytic acid barley for growing pigs: Pig performance and bone strength; Calcium and phosphorus balance.

Taiwan Livestock Research Institute, 112 Farm Rd., Hsinhua, Taiwan. April 6-8, 1998. Reducing phosphorus excretion in swine manure with microbial phytase. animal byproduct proteins in weanling pig diets.

Taiwan Lee Tah Farm Industries Co., LTD, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. April 9-10, 1998.Toured Lee Tah feed processing and swine production units.

Philippines, Monterey Farms Corp., Western Bicutan, Tagig and Metro Manila. April 11-12, 1998. Swine production, breeding, marketing, and processing.

Philippines College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines, Los Banos. April 13, 1998. Swine production and nutrition. Toured a commercial swine farm.

Philippines, Ariela Marketing Co., Inc. April 13, 1998. Feed ingredient use in weanling pig diet formulation.

Recent Book Chapters

Veum, T. L. 2010. Phosphorus and calcium nutrition and metabolism. Chapter 7, pages 94-111 in Phosphorus and Calcium Utilization and Requirements in Farm Animals. D. M. S. S. Vitti and E. Kebreab, Ed. CABI Publ., New York, NY (in press).
Veum,T.L. 2004. Feeding and Nutrition of Swine. Chapter 13 in Applied Animal Nutrition, 3rd ed. P.R. Cheeke, Ed. Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.
Veum, T.L. 2004. Feedstuffs: High energy sources, in Encyclopedia of Animal Science, W.G. Pond and A.W. Bell, Ed. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, NY
Veum, T.L. 2004. Feed supplements: Crystalline vitamins, in Encyclopedia of Animal Science, W.G. Pond and A.W. Bell, Ed. Marcsl Dekker, Inc., New York, NY.
Veum, T.L. and J. Odle, 2001. Feeding neonatal pigs. Pages 671-690 (Ch. 30) in Swine Nutrition, 2nd ed. A.J. Lewis and L.L. Southern, Ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
Veum, T.L., D.W. Bollinger, J.E. Smith, D.R. Ledoux and V. Raboy. 2001. Reduced faecal excretion of calcium, phosphorus and nitrogen by young pigs fed low phytic acid barley. Pages 341-343 (Ch. 95) in Digestive Physiology of Pigs. J.E. Lindberg and B. Ogle, Ed. CABI Publ., New York, NY.
Wu, C., A. Tsunoda, D.W. Bollinger, M.S. Carlson, T.L. Veum and G.W. Tibbetts. 2001. Reducing pharmacological levels of copper and zinc in nursery diets: response to zinc and copper proteinates. Pages 285-295 in Science and Technology in the Feed Industry, Proc. of Alltech’s 17th Annual Symp. T.P. Lyons and K.A. Jacques, Ed. Nottingham Univ. Press, Nottingham, UK.

Recent Refereed Scientific Journal Publications (110 total)

Watkins, K. L., and Veum, T. L. 2010. Effect of dry- versus wet-autoclaving of spray-dried egg albumen compared with casein as protein sources on apparent nitrogen and energy balance, plasma urea nitrogen and glucose concentrations, and growth performance of neonatal swine. J. Anim. Sci. (in review).

Veum, T. L., Ledoux, D. R., Shannon, M. C., and Raboy, V. 2009. Effect of graded levels of iron, zinc, and copper supplementation in diets with low-phytate or normal barley on growth performance, bone characteristics, hematocrit volume, and zinc and copper balance of young swine.

Veum, T. L., Crenshaw, J. D., Crenshaw, T. D., Cromwell, G. L., Easter, R. A., Ewan, R. C., Nelssen, J. L., Miller, E. R., Pettigrew, J. E., and Ellersieck, M. R., and the North Central Region-42 Committee on Swine Nutrition. 2009. The addition of ground straw as a fiber source in the gestation diet of sows and the effect on sow and litter performance for three successive parities. J. Anim. Sci. (in press).

Huntington, C.E., Veum, T.L., and Morris, J.S. 2008. Zinc uptake in swine intestinal brush border membrane vesicles using a Zn-65/Zn-69m duel isotope method. J. Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chem.276:129-134.

Veum, T.L., and Ellersieck, M.R. 2008. Effect of low doses of Aspergillus niger phytase on growth performance, bone strength, and nutrient absorption and excretion by growing and finishing swine fed corn-soybean meal diets deficient in available phosphorus and calcium. J. Anim. Sci. 86:858-870.

Linares, L.B., Broomhead, J.N., Guaiume, E.A., Ledoux, D.R., Veum, T.L., and Raboy, V. 2007. Effects of low phytate barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) on zinc utilization in young broiler chicks. Poultry Sci. 86:299-308.

Mahan, D.C., Carter, S.D., Cline, T.R., Hill, G.M., Kim, S.W., Miller, P.S., Nelsson, J.L., Stein, H.H., Veum, T.L., and the North Central Coordinating Committee on Swine Nutrition. 2007. Evaluating the effects of supplemental B vitamins in practical swine diets during the starter and grower-finisher periods - A regional study. J. Anim. Sci. 85:2190-2197.

Veum, T.L., Ledoux, D.R., and Raboy, V. 2007. Low-phytate barley cultivars improve the utilization of phosphorus, calcium, nitrogen, energy, and dry matter in diets fed to young swine. J. Anim. Sci.:961-971.

Veum, T.L., Bollinger, D.W., Buff, C.E., and Bedford, M.R. 2006. A genetically engineered Escherichia coli phytase improves nutrient utilization, growth performance, and bone strength of young swine fed diets deficient in available phosphorus. J. Anim. Sci. 84:1147-1158.

Lei, X., Blake, J.P., Forsberg, C.W., Fox, D.G., Grabau, E., Mroz, Z., Sutton, A. L., Walker, W.R., Webb, K., Matthews, J.C., Shears, S.B., Veum, T.L., and Bell, A.W. 2006. Biotechnological approaches to manure nutrient management. Council for Agricultural Sci. and Technology Issue Paper No. 33 (20 pages), CAST, Ames, IA.

Carlson, M.S., T.L. Veum, and J.R. Turk. 2005. Effects of yeast extract versus animal plasma in weanling pig diets on growth performance and intestinal morphology. J. Swine Health and Prod. 13:204-209.

Buff, C.E., B.W. Bollinger, M.R. Ellersieck, W.A. Brommelsieck, and T.L. Veum. 2005. Comparison of growth performance and zinc absorption, retention, and excretion in weanling pigs fed diets supplemented with zinc-polysaccharide or zinc oxide. J. Anim. Sci. 83:2380-2386.

Veum. T.L., D.W. Bollinger, C.E. Buff, and M.R. Bedford. 2006. A genetically engineered Escherichia coli phytase improves nutrient utilization, growth performance, and bone strength of young swine fed diets deficient in available phosphorus. J. Anim. Sci. 84: 1147-1158.

Bollinger, D.W., Tsunoda, A., Ledoux, D.R., Ellersieck, M.R., and Veum, T.L. 2004. A simplified in vitro test tube method for estimating the bioavailability of phosphorus in feed ingredients for swine. J. Agric food Chem. 52:1804-1909.

Carlson, M.S., Boren, C.A., Wu, C., Huntington, C., Bollinger, D.W., and Veum, T.L. 2004. Evaluation of various inclusion rates of organic zinc either as polysaccharide or proteinate complex on the growth performance, plasma, and excretion of nursery pigs. J. Anim. Sci. 82:1359-1366.

Veum, T.L., Carlson M.S., Wu, C.W., Bollinger, D.W., and Ellersieck, M.R. 2004. Copper proteinate in weanling pig diets for enhancing growth performance and reducing fecal copper excretion compared with copper sulfate. J. Anim. Sci. 82:1062-1070.