Primary contacts:Dr. Lee JohnstonProfessor – University of MinnesotaWest Central Research and Outreach Centerjohnstlj@umn.eduOffice: +1 (320) 589-1711 Ext. 2117
Brigit LozinskiGraduate Research Assistant - Swine Nutritionlozin012@umn.eduCell: +1 (507) 828-9955
Researchers at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with the Minnesota Pork Board would like to learn more about how quality of water supplied to nursery pigs might affect their health and performance. In the initial stage of this project, we hope to learn the range of water quality being offered to pigs in Minnesota. As a pork producer, you can help us with this project. We are asking you to complete the short survey below and return it to us as soon as possible, or before June 21, 2019. Responses and responder identity’s will be held confidential to the research group. Any release of information to the public will be done in aggregate with no identification of individual farms. With this information, we will determine the range of water quality being fed to pigs and identify water sources that would be helpful in future studies. We are interested in learning about good quality water and poor quality water. Our ultimate goal is to determine the effects of water quality on health and performance of nursery pigs and to explore effective treatment options for water in swine nurseries.
We would greatly appreciate your time and efforts in cooperating with us to accomplish this project through your responses to the following questions. Please complete one survey for each nursery barn that has a different water supply or follow this link with instructions to submit information for many barns: https://z.umn.edu/watersurvey2019