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- Lay, D. C., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Journal of animal science 2014 v.92 pp. 530-548
- animal stress; cortisol; farrowing rate; gestation period; head; litter size; liveweight gain; males; mortality; piglets; pregnancy; progeny; reproductive performance; sex ratio; social behavior; sows; synthetic glucocorticoids; testosterone
- ... In many mammalian species, prenatal stress masculinizes female and feminizes male offspring impairing their reproductive capacity. Regrouping gestating sows is a common, stressful production practice, but its impact on the developing pigs of the sow is not fully known. This study examined the effects of regrouping gestating sows and the administration of exogenous glucocorticoids on the growth and ...