Birth weight variation in the domestic pig: effects on offspring survival, weight gain and suckling behaviour.

@article{Milligan2001BirthWV,
  title={Birth weight variation in the domestic pig: effects on offspring survival, weight gain and suckling behaviour.},
  author={B. Milligan and D. Fraser and D. Kramer},
  journal={Applied animal behaviour science},
  year={2001},
  volume={73 3},
  pages={
          179-191
        }
}
  • B. Milligan, D. Fraser, D. Kramer
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Applied animal behaviour science
  • In domestic pigs, litter-mates often vary considerably in birth weight. [...] Key Method Litters were small (eight or nine piglets) or large (11 or 12 piglets) compared to the herd mean of 10 piglets, and were made more or less variable in weight by using the largest and smallest quartiles of two combined litters (variable) or the middle two quartiles (uniform). Weights were measured on days 0, 3 and 21.Expand Abstract
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