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Nutrition Physiology Research Center

The NPRC is a 15,000 sq. ft. building located about two miles west of Stillwater near the Beef Complex. It provides a combination of controlled environment and open-air facilities for intensive research with cattle, swine and sheep. The unit is staffed with a herd manager and student labor is used to offer experience to students. The Center has the following capabilities:

  1. Metabolism stalls (16-cattle) - use frequently for cow/calf pairs in physiology studies.
  2. Small surgery room.
  3. Dry Lab - (drying ovens, refrigerated centrifuge).
  4. Wet Lab.
  5. Feed storage and mixing room.
  6. Pens on slats (31 - 8 x 10 ft. pens).
  7. Feeding barn on slats (17 pens).
  8. Cattle working area-scale, chute.
Recently, remodeling of the previous Live Animal Evaluation Center has been initiated to retrofit the building as an NPRC Annex. It is located next to the NPRC. It is currently equipped with 10 pens on slats. The swine reproductive physiology programs have been moved from the NPRC to the Annex. Additional remodeling has been started to create a surgery room and an isolation room for physiological monitoring. The current remodeling provides:
  1. Swine pens on slats (10 - 6'x9').
  2. Surgery room.
  3. Isolation room (12'x IT).


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