Supplying dextrose before insemination and L-arginine during the last third of pregnancy in sow diets: effects on within-litter variation of piglet birth weight.

@article{Quesnel2014SupplyingDB,
  title={Supplying dextrose before insemination and L-arginine during the last third of pregnancy in sow diets: effects on within-litter variation of piglet birth weight.},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Quesnel and Nathalie Quiniou and Hetal Roy and A Lottin and Sylviane Boulot and Florence Gondret},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2014},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={1445-50}
}
Preweaning piglet mortality is largely attributed to the incidence of low birth weight and birth weight variation within the litter. Therefore, developing strategies to increase within-litter uniformity of piglet birth weight is important. This study investigated the effects of different feeding strategies based on specific nutrient supplies in sow diet on the within-litter variation of piglet birth weight (BW0). Four batches of highly prolific crossbred Landrace × Large White sows were used… CONTINUE READING