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- Bierhals, T., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Preventive veterinary medicine 2013 v.110 no.2 pp. 206-213
- blood; blood glucose; body temperature; color; genetic lines; growth performance; heart rate; mortality; neonates; oxygen; parturition; piglets; postnatal development; sows; umbilical cord; weaning; weaning weight
- ... Pre-weaning piglet mortality represents significant economic losses, and approximately half of this mortality occurs within the first 3 days after birth. Factors involved in postnatal mortality can also be associated with a poor growth performance until weaning. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of some variables measured right after birth on piglet survival during the first week of ...