Relationship between lactation-associated body weight loss, levels of metabolic and reproductive hormones and weaning-to-oestrous interval in primiparous sows.

@article{Rojkittikhun1992RelationshipBL,
  title={Relationship between lactation-associated body weight loss, levels of metabolic and reproductive hormones and weaning-to-oestrous interval in primiparous sows.},
  author={T Rojkittikhun and Stig Einarsson and L E Edqvist and Kerstin Uvn{\"a}s-Moberg and Nils Lundeheim},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Veterinarmedizin. Reihe A},
  year={1992},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={426-32}
}
Twelve conventionally fed primiparous sows with a similar number of piglets were divided into 3 groups (n = 4) according to their body weight loss after a 5-week lactation as follows: H-gr (loss greater than 25 kg), M-gr (loss 11-25 kg) and L-gr (loss less than or equal to 10 kg). Blood samples were collected at 9, 12, 15, 18 and 21 h, from 4 days before weaning until 3 days afterwards, and every 15 min for 6 h on the day before and the day after weaning. The group of sows with higher weight… CONTINUE READING