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Title: The effect of cross-fostering on growth differs between piglets of heavy and light birthweights
Contributor(s): Hermesch, Susanne  (author)orcid ; Luxford, BG (author); Graser, Hans-Ulrich  (author)
Publication Date: 2001
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Abstract: Cross-fostering of piglets at birth has been recommended in order to optimise the rearing capacity of the sow and to standardise piglet weights at weaning (English et al., 1977). However, repeated cross-fostering is often practiced in industry which is stressful for the sow and her piglets resulting in lower weaning weights (Robert and Martineau, 2001). The effect of cross-fostering on piglet growth may differ among piglets with high or low birthweights, which could provide avenues to optimise cross-fostering practices.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: 8th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association, Adelaide, Australia, 25th - 28th November, 2001
Source of Publication: Manipulating Pig Production VIII: Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA), p. 73-73
Publisher: Australasian Pig Science Association Inc
Place of Publication: Werribee, Australia
ISSN: 1324-9177
Field of Research (FOR): 070201 Animal Breeding
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 830308 Pigs
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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Series Name: Manipulating Pig Production
Series Number : VIII
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