Udder preference in wild boar piglets

@article{FernndezLlario2005UdderPI,
  title={Udder preference in wild boar piglets},
  author={Pedro Fern{\'a}ndez-Llario and Patricio Mateos-Quesada},
  journal={acta ethologica},
  year={2005},
  volume={8},
  pages={51-55}
}
Competition to access the front teats in the domestic pig is strong during the first days of life, despite the fact that the number of piglets is fewer than the number of teats. Preference has been explained in terms of greater milk production (although it might also be the consequence rather than the cause), or reduced risk of crushing when the female lies down to begin a suckling session. Here, with the aim of determining whether one cause might be the body and reproductive modifications… CONTINUE READING

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