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- Kojima, C.J.; Carroll, J.A.; Matteri, R.L.; Touchette, K.J.; Allee, G.L.
- Journal of animal science 2007 v.85 no.9 pp. 2133
- piglet feeding, etc ; swine; feed intake; weaning; weaning weight; weanlings; animal growth; gene expression; gene expression regulation; appetite; hypothalamus; adipose tissue; feed supplements; blood plasma; neuropeptide Y; messenger RNA; leptin; receptors; pro-opiomelanocortin; body weight; Show all 20 Subjects
- ... A depression in feed intake and growth often occurs in the weaned pig. Spray-dried plasma is often added to nursery diets in an attempt to stimulate feed intake during this lag. The current study evaluated gene expression of appetite regulators in hypothalamus and adipose tissue 4 d after weaning. Barrows (2 wk of age) were cross-fostered to a sow (SOW, n = 8) or weaned and fed a nursery diet cont ...