Dexamethasone treatment at birth enhances neonatal growth in swine.

@article{Carroll2001DexamethasoneTA,
  title={Dexamethasone treatment at birth enhances neonatal growth in swine.},
  author={Jeff A. Carroll},
  journal={Domestic animal endocrinology},
  year={2001},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={97-109}
}
The objective of the present study was to determine if dexamethasone (Dex; a potent synthetic glucocorticoid) treatment at birth would alter postnatal growth in neonatal pigs. Forty crossbred pigs were injected i.m. with either sterile saline (Cont; n = 10 males and 10 females) or Dex (1 mg/kg; n = 10 males and 10 females) within 1 hr of birth. All pigs remained with their respective dams until 18 d of age. Body weights were recorded weekly and on d 18. On d 17, all pigs were nonsurgically… CONTINUE READING

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