The effects of floor temperature, supplemental heat and drying at birth on neonatal swine.

@article{McGinnis1981TheEO,
  title={The effects of floor temperature, supplemental heat and drying at birth on neonatal swine.},
  author={R M McGinnis and David Marple and Venkataseshu K. Ganjam and Tim Prince and J F Pritchett},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1981},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={1424-32}
}
The objective was to determine the effects of floor temperature (20 or 30 C), supplemental heat (heat lamp or light bulb) and drying at birth on piglet survival to day 5. Rectal and infrared skin temperatures were taken on 326 piglets for the first 8 hr postpartum. Blood samples were obtained at birth, day 2 and day 5 and analyzed for thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3) and cortisol by radioimmunoassay. Weight of each pig was recorded at birth and on days 1, 2, and 5. Survival rates were… CONTINUE READING

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