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- Vallet, J. L.; Miles, J. R.; Rempel, L. A.; Nonneman, D. J.; Lents, C. A.
- Journal of animal science 2015 v.93 no.6 pp. 2722-2729
- adults; animal growth; blood serum; breeding; colostrum; digestive system; estrus; farrowing; gilts; herds; immunoglobulins; ingestion; lactation; litter size; males; monitoring; neonatal development; neonates; piglets; progeny; puberty; reproductive performance; weaning
- ... Colostrum affects gut and uterine gland development in the neonatal piglet, suggesting that subsequent growth and reproductive performance may be affected. Measuring immunoglobulin in piglet serum using the immunoglobulin immunocrit on Day 1 of age provides a simple, inexpensive indication of the amount of colostrum acquired by the piglet in the first day of life. Relationships between serum immun ...