Influence of lactation length and feed intake on reproductive performance and blood concentrations of glucose, insulin and luteinizing hormone in primiparous sows.

@article{Koketsu1998InfluenceOL,
  title={Influence of lactation length and feed intake on reproductive performance and blood concentrations of glucose, insulin and luteinizing hormone in primiparous sows.},
  author={Yuzo Koketsu and Gary D. Dial and James Pettigrew and J Xue and H Yang and T. J. Lucia},
  journal={Animal reproduction science},
  year={1998},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={153-63}
}
Twenty-four pregnant gilts were assigned to four experimental treatments in a 2 x 2 factorial arrangement. The first factor was lactation length (12 vs. 21 days) (LL); the second factor was a provided amount of diet (FF, full feeding vs. low, 2 kg/day). The same diet (1% lysine and 3.27 Mcal ME/kg) was used from farrowing to 1 day after weaning. Sow body weight, backfat thickness (BF), litter weights, and blood samples were measured prior to and 1 day after weaning. Sows were monitored for… CONTINUE READING