Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14315
Title: Method analysis for a novel trait: comparing locations for haemoglobin sampling in piglets
Contributor(s): Tickle, K M (author); Collins, C L (author); Hermesch, Susanne  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2013
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/14315
Abstract: Haemoglobin (Hb) testing on farm is a new technology within the pig industry that can be used for improving survival in piglets (Rootwelt et al., 2012) and as a selection criterion for iron content in pork (Hermesch and Jones, 2012). The testing requires a 10-μL sample of blood to be collected from the piglet. The most logical time to collect this sample is at litter processing when piglets are already being handled, thereby minimising stress on the piglet. The aims of the study were to determine first whether the location from which the blood sample was collected from the piglet (ear versus tail) influenced Hb measurement, and second, whether the order of collection (ear or tail first) had any impact on Hb measurement. The sow of the litter was also included as an effect. It was hypothesised that the ear would be the optimal location for blood collection and that it would not have an effect on the Hb levels.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: APSA 2013: 14th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association, Melbourne, Australia, 24th - 27th November, 2013
Conference Details: APSA 2013: 14th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association, Melbourne, Australia, 24th - 27th November, 2013
Source of Publication: Manipulating Pig Production XIV: Proceedings of the Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA), p. 204-204
Publisher: Australasian Pig Science Association Inc
Place of Publication: Werribee, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 070201 Animal Breeding
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://www.apsa.asn.au/Proceedings/2013ManipulatingPigProductionXIV.aspx
Series Name: Manipulating Pig Production
Series Number : XIV
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