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Trudeau named Vita Plus swine nutritionist

She is currently finishing her Ph.D. at UMN and is examining the mechanisms of growth responses to various antibiotic alternatives in nursery pigs. 

Michaela (Mickie) Trudeau recently joined Vita Plus as a swine nutritionist. Based in Madison, Wis., Trudeau will help design and coordinate research trials, as well as evaluate ingredients and formulations used in Vita Plus swine products. As a member of the swine technical services team, Trudeau will also provide technical leadership and expertise to Vita Plus field staff, dealers and customers.

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Trudeau's research has taken her miles away from the U-M Golden Gophers lab to Missouri, Norway and Australia, all while maintaining a strong commitment to several student organizations across the Midwest.

Trudeau grew up in Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota to receive her bachelor's degree in animal science with honors. Trudeau continued her education at the University of Minnesota and received a master's degree in animal science. Her master’s thesis focused on the persistence of porcine coronaviruses in feed and feed ingredients. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in animal science at the University of Minnesota, where her research has focused on understanding the mechanisms of growth responses to various antibiotic alternatives in nursery pigs. 

Vita Plus Corp. is an employee-owned company headquartered in Madison. Vita Plus has been serving livestock producers since 1948. More than just a feed supplier, Vita Plus consultants offer the latest cutting-edge technology, nutrition and management information.  

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