Influence of birth order, birth weight, colostrum and serum immunoglobulin G on neonatal piglet survival

@inproceedings{Cabrera2012InfluenceOB,
  title={Influence of birth order, birth weight, colostrum and serum immunoglobulin G on neonatal piglet survival},
  author={Rafael A Cabrera and Xi Lin and Joy M. Campbell and A J Moeser and Jack Odle},
  booktitle={Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology},
  year={2012}
}
Intake of colostrum after birth is essential to stimulate intestinal growth and function, and to provide systemic immunological protection via absorption of Immunoglobulin G (IgG). The birth order and weight of 745 piglets (from 75 litters) were recorded during a one-week period of farrowing. Only pigs weighing greater than 0.68 kg birth weight were chosen for the trial. Sow colostrum was collected during parturition, and piglets were bled between 48 and 72 hours post-birth. Piglet serum IgG… CONTINUE READING