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Early identification of neonates at risk: traits of newborn piglets with respect to survival.
Despite technological changes and improved management, piglet mortality remains a problem for both production and welfare. Most preweaning mortality occurs within the first 3 days after birth becauseExpand
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Effects of prenatal stress on cellular and humoral immune responses in neonatal pigs.
In the present study, we investigated the effects of a daily 5 min restraint stress of pregnant sows in the last five gestational weeks on the development and reactivity of the immune system of theExpand
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Effects of social status after mixing on immune, metabolic, and endocrine responses in pigs
The effects of social rank on immune, metabolic, and endocrine responses were studied in 10 newly mixed groups of German Landrace pigs (9 individuals each) at an age of 12 weeks. Immediately afterExpand
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Effects of postnatal social isolation on hormonal and immune responses of pigs to an acute endotoxin challenge
Social stress during early postnatal life often results in long-term effects on neuroendocrine and immune adaptation mechanisms. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to determine the influenceExpand
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Repeated administrations of adrenocorticotropic hormone during gestation in gilts: Effects on growth, behaviour and immune responses of their piglets
Abstract This study investigated whether repeated administrations of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) during mid or late gestation, a treatment which induces endogenous cortisol release, affectExpand
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Consequences of repeated early isolation in domestic piglets (Sus scrofa) on their behavioural, neuroendocrine, and immunological responses
Stress in the form of intermittent maternal deprivation and social isolation during early postnatal life in rats and monkeys produces persistent changes in physiology and behaviour. In farm animalsExpand
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The effect of housing conditions and social environment immediately after weaning on the agonistic behaviour, neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio, and plasma glucose level in pigs
Abstract We investigated the effect of different weaning methods the on group agonistic behaviour, and the two physiological parameters neutrophil/lymphocyte ( N L ) ratio and individual plasmaExpand
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Changes in endocrine and neurochemical profiles in neonatal pigs prenatally exposed to increased maternal cortisol.
Early life environmental factors are able to influence prenatal development and may cause structural and functional effects on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and neurotransmitter systemsExpand
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Acute and long term effects of chronic intermittent noise stress on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical and sympatho-adrenomedullary axis in pigs
Noise is a potential environmental stressor and has also been identified as an aversive stimulus during animal housing. The impact of a 4-week chronic intermittent noise exposure on plasmaExpand
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