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Title: Porcine haptoglobin levels measured at 7-14 days after weaning were independent of age, weight or gender
Contributor(s): Sales, N (author); Collins, D (author); Collins, A M (author); McKenna, T (author); Bauer, M M (author); Parke, C R (author); Hermesch, Susanne  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.1071/ANv55n12Ab100
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18920
Abstract: Acute phase proteins (APP) are cytokine-induced plasma proteins produced mainly in the liver in response to infection, inflammation and stress. The levels of some APP have been used as diagnostic indicators for a number of diseases (Petersen et al. 2004) and for health monitoring. Haptoglobin (Hp) is an APP responsible for collecting and recycling free haemoglobin. The high level of variation in Hp levels of apparently healthy pigs has been attributed to factors such as age, gender, source herd and pig husbandry (Pineiro et al. 2009). This study investigated the range in Hp levels from a single breed of pigs, 7-14 days after weaning and from a single piggery under the same housing and management conditions. The hypothesis tested was that age, collection date (season), gender and (or) weight would affect Hp levels.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Animal Production Science, 55(12), p. 1457-1457
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Place of Publication: Clayton, Australia
ISSN: 1836-5787
1836-0939
Field of Research (FOR): 070201 Animal Breeding
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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