Birth by caesarian section alters postnatal function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in young pigs.

@article{Daniel1999BirthBC,
  title={Birth by caesarian section alters postnatal function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in young pigs.},
  author={Joseph A. Daniel and Duane H. Keisler and J. A. Sterle and R L Matteri and Jeff A. Carroll},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1999},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={742-9}
}
Eight crossbred sows were selected for the present study (n = 4 vaginal delivery and n = 4 Caesarian section [C-section]). Gestation length did not differ between vaginal delivery and C-section pigs (113.6 +/- .1 and 113.2 +/- .3 d, respectively; P > .16). Blood and tissue samples from 38 pigs were collected at birth. All remaining pigs were sustained with vaginal-delivery sows until 2 wk of age (n = 39). At 2 wk of age, remaining pigs were catheterized for blood sample collection to assess… CONTINUE READING

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