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- Vallet, J. L.; Miles, J. R.
- Journal of animal science 2017 v.95 no.2 pp. 688-696
- blood sampling; blood serum; cloprostenol; colostrum; dams (mothers); enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; farrowing; fetal death; gestation period; gilts; immunoglobulin G; mortality; parity (reproduction); piglets; pregnancy; protein content; reproductive traits; sows
- ... Farrowing induction is a common practice among swine producers to manage timing of farrowing and the labor associated with farrowing. In this experiment, the effect of induction of labor using cloprostenol on Day 114 of gestation (n = 88) was compared to our standard farrowing protocol at USMARC (natural farrowing with induction using cloprostenol on Day 116 if needed, n = 82) in gilts and sows up ...