IDIOSYNCRASIES OF PIGLET LIPID METABOLISM AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO POSTNATAL MORTALITY

@inproceedings{Lin2007IDIOSYNCRASIESOP,
  title={IDIOSYNCRASIES OF PIGLET LIPID METABOLISM AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO POSTNATAL MORTALITY},
  author={Xi Lin and Benjamin A. Corl and Jack Odle and Julian Wiseman and Maureen Ann Varley and Steven McOrist and Bob Kemp},
  year={2007}
}
Postnatal mortality represents a significant problem for the global pig industry(NAHMS, 1997, 2000; Herpin, Damon and Le Dividich, 2002), claiming 0.15 -0.20 of piglets born alive. In some less-developed countries, the rate may exceed0.30 (Lay, Matteri, Carroll, Fangman and Safranski, 2002; Losinger, 2005). Whilethe number of piglets born alive and the number weaned per litter have increasedsince 1998, the mortality rate has remained unchanged (Figure 11.1). On average0.75 of the deaths occur… CONTINUE READING

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