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- Janssens, G.P.J., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Veterinary journal 2008 v.177 no.1 pp. 104-109
- sows; milk synthesis; animal performance; estimation; prediction; biomarkers; urine; potassium; sodium; calcium; magnesium; lactose; creatinine; lactation stage; diurnal variation; validity; reference standards
- ... Although insufficient milk production in lactating sows may cause tremendous economic losses, reliable methods for estimating milk production in sows under field conditions are not available. This study aimed to investigate whether urine parameters could be used to predict milk production in sows. The milk production of 18 sows was determined during early and mid-lactation. Morning (a.m.) and afte ...