Selective protein loss in lactating sows is associated with reduced litter growth and ovarian function.

@article{Clowes2003SelectivePL,
  title={Selective protein loss in lactating sows is associated with reduced litter growth and ovarian function.},
  author={Emma J Clowes and Frank Xavier Aherne and George Robert Foxcroft and Vickie Baracos},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2003},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={753-64}
}
This study was designed to test the degree of protein loss that may be sustained by lactating sows before milk biosynthesis and ovarian function will be impaired. First-parity Camborough x Canabrid sows were allocated to receive isocaloric diets (61 +/- 2.0 MJ of ME/d) and one of three levels of protein intake in lactation: 1) 878 g of CP and 50 g of lysine/d (n = 8), 2) 647 g of CP and 35 g of lysine/d (n = 7), or 3) 491 g of CP and 24 g of lysine/d (n = 10). Every 5 d during a 23-d lactation… CONTINUE READING
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