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The Lactating Sow

Edited By: MWA Verstegen, PJ Moughan and JW Schrama

350 pages, Figs, tabs

Wageningen Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #98935 | ISBN: 9074134432
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Provides an overview of the biology of the modern lactating sow. Subjects discussed include the properties of milk composition in relation to pig growth and development; factors influencing milk production; and, metabolic interactions within and across pregnancies and lactations and throughout the sows lifetime.


The composition of colostrum and milk, A. Darragh; immunological aspects - comparison with other species, F. Blecha; factors influencing the utilization of colostrum and milk, J. Pluske and G.Z. Dong; nutrient uptake and endocrine regulation of milk synthesis by mammary tissue of lactating sows, R. Dean Boyd, et al; genetic influences on milk quantity, D.D.S. Mackenzie; energetic efficiency of milk production, J. Noblet; dietary amino acids and milk production, R.H. King; dietary fat and milk production, L. Babinszky; nutritional effects during lactation and weaning to estrus interval, I. William; influence of pregnancy feeding on lactation performance, C.T. Whittemore; nitrogen intake and metabolism during pregnancy and lactation, H. Everts; nutritional strategy and reproduction, C.M.C. van der Peet-Schwering; lactational effects on the endocrinology of reproduction, B. Kemp; modelling metabolism of the lactating sow, J.E. Pettigrew; thermal requirements of the lactating sow, J.W. Schrama and J.W.G.M. Swinkels; influence of some sow and piglet characteristics and of environmental conditions on milk production in the sow, M. Etienne, et al; behaviour of the lactating sow, P. Brooks.

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