Life in the Lab

03. April 2019 Blog 0
I am conducting all my sample analysis in the Spillane lab at NUI Galway. I am currently carrying out crude fiber analysis of the faecal samples collected from the pig trial to investigate the digestibility of the feed given to the piglets. I am learning new lab techniques and making good use of the new ...

Research Trial

08. March 2019 Blog 0
The piglet research trial is underway at SM Pigs Co.Tyrone. I will travel once or twice a week to the farm where I will collect samples from the research trial and weigh the pigs at change of diets. I will collect faecal samples at each change of diet along with feed samples. Bloods will be ...

And so it begins!

08. February 2019 Blog 0
Began my first week of research placement working with Devenish, headquartered in Belfast and the Spillane lab here in NUIG. I visited one of the trial farms where I was introduced to Devenish team members and got a feel for how the piglet trial will be run. I have never been on a pig farm ...