The biological stress of early weaned piglets

@inproceedings{Campbell2012TheBS,
  title={The biological stress of early weaned piglets},
  author={Joy M. Campbell and Joe D Crenshaw and Javier Polo},
  booktitle={Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology},
  year={2012}
}
Pigs experience biological stress such as physiological, environmental, and social challenges when weaned from the sow. The process of weaning is one of the most stressful events in the pig’s life that can contribute to intestinal and immune system dysfunctions that result in reduced pig health, growth, and feed intake, particularly during the first week after weaning. Technological improvements in housing, nutrition, health, and management have been used to minimize some of the adverse effects… CONTINUE READING
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