IGF-I, IGFBP-2 and -3 but not GH concentrations are different in normal and poor growing piglets.


In this study we investigated the somatotropic axis in piglets with evident growth delay. Female Suffolk crossbred piglets (30 days old; N = 12) were divided into normal weight (10 +/- 0.9 kg) and poor growing subjects (7 +/- 0.5 kg) and bled for growth hormone (GH), Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I), Insulin-like growth factor binding protein 2 and 3… (More)