The influence of piglet birth weight on physical and behavioural development in early life.

@article{Litten2003TheIO,
  title={The influence of piglet birth weight on physical and behavioural development in early life.},
  author={Jennie C Litten and Paul C Drury and Anne M Corson and I Lean and Lynne Clarke},
  journal={Biology of the neonate},
  year={2003},
  volume={84 4},
  pages={311-8}
}
The objective of this study was to determine whether body weight at birth influences the physical and behavioural development of the neonatal pig. Sixteen sows and their litters were randomly allocated into four treatment groups. From the normal distribution curve of their birth weight, piglets were sub-divided into three groups: (1) low (<10th percentile) (2) normal (10-90th percentile) and (3) high (>90th percentile). To assess behavioural development, each litter was exposed to a ball placed… CONTINUE READING