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|Title:||The effect of dam parity on growth, white blood cell count, haemoglobin and immunoglobulin levels of weaner pigs||Contributor(s):||Hermesch, Susanne (author) ; McKenna, T (author); Bauer, M M (author); Sales, N (author)||Publication Date:||2017||DOI:||10.1071/ANv57n12Ab134||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/23472||Abstract:||Dam parity affects the growth rate of finisher pigs and gilt progeny have lower growth rates than progeny from multiparous sows, although the magnitude of this effect varies between herds (Hermesch and Li 2013). Gilt progeny had lower levels of immunoglobulin (Ig) G and IgA at birth (Klobasa et al. 1986). However, differences in IgG and IgA were the reverse between piglets from gilts v. multiparous sows at 2 (IgA) and 3 (IgG) weeks of age, due to higher de-novo synthetisation of Ig in piglets from gilt litters (Klobasa et al. 1986). Similarly, Miller et al. (2013) found no dam-parity effect on multiple immune parameters measured in piglets. This study hypothesised that gilt progeny have reduced growth and similar haematological and immunoglobulin levels in weaner pigs in comparison to progeny from multiparous sows.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association, Melbourne, Australia, 19th - 22nd November, 2017||Conference Details:||16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association, Melbourne, Australia, 19th - 22nd November, 2017||Source of Publication:||Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Conference of the Australian Pig Science Association, 57(12), p. 2482-2482||Publisher:||Australasian Pig Science Association Inc||Place of Publication:||Werribee, Australia||ISSN:||1836-5787
|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/Conference2017.aspx|
|Appears in Collections:||Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU)|
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