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- Lay Jr., D. C., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Journal of animal science 2013 v.91 pp. 1874
- air; animal injuries; carbon dioxide; euthanasia; flails; nitrous oxide; piglets
- ... The search for alternative methods to euthanize piglets is critical to address the public’s concern that current methods are not optimal. Scientific evidence support that blunt force trauma is humane when carried out correctly, but most people find it visually difficult to accept. The use of CO2 is often recommended, at the same time it is criticized as being aversive to pigs. This research sought ...
- Lay Jr., D. C., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Journal of animal science 2014 v.92 no.10 pp. 4888-4896
- 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; piglets; serotonin; sleep; survival rate; swine production; tryptophan; umbilical cord
- ... 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 ...