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- Livestock production science 2004 v.88 no.1-2 pp. 17-26
- Meishan; adipose tissue; body weight; cold; cold zones; heat production; livestock production; metabolism; piglets; risk; skeletal muscle; sows; thermal degradation
- ... The effects of breed and body weight (BW) on thermoregulatory abilities were studied on 2–4-h-old Meishan (MS) and European (Piétrain×(Landrace×Large White)) piglets, with BW ranging between 800 and 1800 g. MS piglets (n=17 from nine sows) exhibited similar thermogenic capacities, i.e. summit metabolic rates (SMR), than European piglets (n=19 from 10 sows) in the cold, but BW had breed-specific ef ...