Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/23472
Title: The effect of dam parity on growth, white blood cell count, haemoglobin and immunoglobulin levels of weaner pigs
Contributor(s): Hermesch, Susanne  (author)orcid ; 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
1836-0939
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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