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- Dennis, R. L.; McMunn, K. A.; Cheng, H. W.; Marchant-Forde, J. N.; Lay Jr., D. C.
- Journal of animal science 2014 v.92 no.10 pp. 4888-4896
- piglets, etc ; 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid; analysis of variance; animal age; animal well-being; biosynthesis; blood; brain; correlation; dopamine; failure to thrive; farrowing; heat; heaters; homovanillic acid; humans; infant mortality; infants; litters (young animals); metabolites; serotonin; sleep; survival rate; swine production; tryptophan; umbilical cord; Show all 26 Subjects
- ... Improving piglet survivability rates is of high priority for swine production as well as for piglet well-being. Dysfunction in the serotonin (5-HT) system has been associated with growth deficiencies, infant mortalities, or failure to thrive in human infants. The aim of this research was to determine if a relationship exists between infant mortality and failure to thrive (or unthriftiness), and um ...