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The effect of feed allowance in late pregnancy on the occurrence of agalactia post partum in the sow.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2510423     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a multi-parity sow experiment the effect of very restricted late pregnancy feeding on the incidence of agalactia was studied. A daily allowance of 1.0 kg was compared with 3.4 kg per day of a conventional cereal based sow diet. All sows were allowed free access to straw. The occurrence of agalactia was significantly lower and the rectal temperatures on the day of farrowing and the following two days were significantly decreased by the very restricted feeding regime during late pregnancy. A number of significant partial correlations between rectal temperatures and within litter standard deviations for weights, mortality and number of still-born piglets per litter were calculated. These correlations were significant even when agalactic sows (i.e. sows with rectal temperatures greater than 39.5 degrees C) were omitted from analysis, indicating a detrimental effect of subclinical agalactia on production performance.
L Göransson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zentralblatt für Veterinärmedizin. Reihe A     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0514-7158     ISO Abbreviation:  Zentralbl Veterinarmed A     Publication Date:  1989 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-12-19     Completed Date:  1989-12-19     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0331323     Medline TA:  Zentralbl Veterinarmed A     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  505-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Temperature
Food Deprivation*
Lactation Disorders / etiology,  veterinary*
Pregnancy, Animal / metabolism*
Random Allocation
Swine Diseases / etiology*

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