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Animal Health
Thursday, February 28, 2013 4:38:41 PM
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Influence of birth order, birth weight, colostrums and serum immunoglobulin G on neonatal piglet survival

 
Rafael A Cabrera, Xi Lin, Joy M Campbell, Adam J Moeser and Jack Odle
 


In the research finding, the combination of sow colostrum IgG concentration and birth order can account for 10% of the variation of piglet serum IgG concentration and that piglets with less than 1,000 mg/dl IgG serum concentration and weight of 0.9 kg at birth had low survival rate when compared to their larger siblings. The effective management of colostrum uptake in neonatal piglets in the first 24 hrs post-birth may potentially improve survival from birth to weaning.


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Article made possible through the contribution of Cabrera et al. and Biomed Central.

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