Influence of exogenous growth hormone and gestational diet on sow blood and milk characteristics and on baby pig blood, body composition and performance.

@article{Kveragas1986InfluenceOE,
  title={Influence of exogenous growth hormone and gestational diet on sow blood and milk characteristics and on baby pig blood, body composition and performance.},
  author={C. L. Kveragas and Ron Seerley and Roy J Martin and W. L. Vandergrift},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1986},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={
          1877-87
        }
}
Sows (14) and gilts (6) were used in a 2 X 2 factorial experiment to evaluate the effect of diet and highly purified porcine growth hormone (pGH) on sow metabolic status and baby pig survival parameters. Injections were 10 mg/d pGH (GH) or sham control (SH). Diets consisted of a glucose-fat energy source (GF) or control (C). Treatments were administered the last 21 d before parturition (P). Serum GH concentrations were significantly elevated on d -19 P and d -4 P in sows receiving GH injections… CONTINUE READING
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