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The objective of the study was to determine pre-weaning performance of piglets born following artificial insemination (AI) at smallholder farms of Gauteng province. Data from 496 piglets originating from 73 multiparous crossbred sows were used in the study. Litter size, number of piglets born...

Author(s)
Matabane, M. B.; Nephawe, K. A.; Thomas, R. S.; Maqhashu, A.; Ramukhithi, F. V.; Netshirovha, T. R.; Ng'ambi, J. W.; Tsatsimpe, M.; Nedambale, T. L.
Publisher
Canadian Center of Science and Education, Toronto, Canada
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Science (Toronto), 2018, 10, 4, pp 18-23
Abstract

The study was carried out on 459 pre-weaning piglets obtained from 70 sows belonging to indigenous pigs (Zovawk) over a period of four years from 2010 to 2014 at Instructional Livestock Farm of CVSc & AH, CAU, Aizawl, Mizoram. The year was divided into four seasons viz., S1 (December to...

Author(s)
Prasanta Saikia; Rajesh, J. B.; Hmar, L.; Zosangpuii; Lalliankimi, H.; Lalthazuali
Publisher
Indian Veterinary Association, Chennai, India
Citation
Indian Veterinary Journal, 2016, 93, 8, pp 11-14
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Data on body weight of Large White Yorkshire (50%) crosses (n=590) were recorded at weekly intervals from birth to weaning (8 weeks) for five filial generations and were and analysed by least-squares method. The overall mean birth weight was 1.03±0.01 kg. The birth weight gained significantly...

Author(s)
Devendran, P.; Gopinathan, A.; Murugan, M.; Cauveri, D.
Publisher
Agricultural Research Communication Centre, Karnal, India
Citation
Indian Journal of Animal Research, 2015, 49, 3, pp 284-287
AbstractFull Text

The growth performance of hybrid piglets was studied during the suckling period. The piglets came from 21 litters, born by French hybrid sows (Y), ((Tai Zumu × Landrace) × Large White) inseminated by five terminal boars imported from France (D), (Large White × Pietrain). The following...

Author(s)
Zapryanova, I.
Publisher
Academic Publishing House of the Agricultural University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Citation
Agrarni Nauki, 2014, 6, 16, pp 95-100
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This study was carried out to assess the potential of animals, used for teaching and research, as a source of Cryptosporidium infection for students and staff of a University in Nigeria. Faecal samples from 185 animals reared on the teaching and research farm were collected and examined for ...

Author(s)
Akinkuotu, O. A.; Fagbemi, B. O.
Publisher
Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences, Sokoto, Nigeria
Citation
Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2014, 12, 2, pp 41-46
AbstractFull Text

The body weights of Large White Yorkshire (LWY) crosses (50 and 75 per cent) were analysed at weekly intervals from birth to weaning. The overall birth weight was 1.16±0.01 kg. The 75 per cent LWY cross had significantly (P<0.01) higher birth weight than 50 per cent cross. The mean body weights...

Author(s)
Cauveri, D.; Sivakumar, T.; Devendran, P.
Publisher
Agricultural Research Communication Centre, Karnal, India
Citation
Indian Journal of Animal Research, 2009, 43, 2, pp 130-132
Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate piglet preweaning survival and its relationship with a total merit index (TMI) used for selection of Large White terminal boars for dry-cured ham production. Data on 13,924 crossbred piglets (1,347 litters), originated by 189 Large White boars and 328 Large...

Author(s)
Cecchinato, A.; Bonfatti, V.; Gallo, L.; Carnier, P.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, 2008, 86, 10, pp 2486-2495
Abstract

The genetic and non-genetic factors affecting the preweaning growth rate of Deshi pigs were determined. Body weight, body length, heart girth and height at withers were measured at weekly intervals from birth to weaning on 481 piglets from 41 boars and 111 gilts. Genetic and phenotypic correlations ...

Author(s)
Sudhakar, K.
Publisher
Indian Veterinary Association, Chennai, India
Citation
Indian Veterinary Journal, 2005, 82, 11, pp 1224-1226
AbstractFull Text

Ninety-six sows (24 gilts and 72 sows) were selected at farrowing and the litters were allocated to one of four treatments: piglets weaned at 22 days of age and offered a simple creep feed from 9 days of age to weaning, piglets weaned at 29 days of age and offered a simple creep feed from 9 days of ...

Author(s)
Morrison, R.; Pluske, J.; Smits, R.; Henman, D.; Collins, C.
Publisher
Pork Cooperative Research Centre, Willaston, Australia
Citation
Creep feeding: weaning age interactions with creep feeding, 2008, pp i + 26 pp.
Abstract

A trial was conducted to determine pre-and postweaning performance of pigs injected with dexamethasone either 1 or 24 h after birth. In Exp. 1, a total of 225 pigs (Triumph4 × PIC Camborough 22) were assigned according to birth weight and sex to 3 treatments. Treatments included either saline...

Author(s)
Gaines, A. M.; Carroll, J. A.; Allee, G. L.; Yi, G. F.
Publisher
American Society of Animal Science, Savoy, USA
Citation
Journal of Animal Science, 2002, 80, 9, pp 2255-2262

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