Postnatal response of liver and skeletal muscle in pigs from gestationally fasted gilts.

Abstract

Fifteen pregnant crossbred gilts were randomly assigned to one of three treatments (0, 7 or 14-day fast) to study the response of liver and skeletal muscles in the progeny to preparturent maternal fasting. The control group was fed 1.82 kg of diet/day throughout gestation, 7-day and 14-day fasted groups were taken off feed on days 107 and 100 of gestation… (More)

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