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- van Nieuwamerongen, S.E., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Applied animal behaviour science 2017 v.194 pp. 24-35
- aggression; animal behavior; diarrhea; diet; feed intake; finishing; gastrointestinal system; lactation; piglets; sows; weaning; weight gain
- ... We studied effects of two weaning procedures on the development of pigs raised in a multi-suckling (MS) system with five sows and their litters. One MS group was subjected to a gradual weaning treatment during a lactation period of 9 wk, which included forced intermittent-suckling (IS) for 10h/d during the fifth wk of lactation, followed by a 4-wk period in which sows could voluntarily get away fr ...