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The Lactating Sow
by M. Verstegen

The Lactating Sow provides an overview of the biology of the modern lactating sow.

The Lactating Sow includes in-depth discussion of the following subjects:

  • properties of milk composition in relation to pig growth and development
  • factors influencing milk production
  • metabolic interactions within and across pregnancies and lactations and throughout the sow's lifetime

Contents

  1. The Composition of Colostrum and Milk
  2. Immunological aspects: comparison with other species
  3. Factors influencing the utilisation of colostrum and milk
  4. Metabolic precursors for milk synthesis
  5. Genetic influences on milk quantity
  6. Energetic efficiency of milk production
  7. Dietary amino acids and milk production
  8. Dietary fat and milk production
  9. Nutritional effects during lactation and during the interval from weaning to oestrus
  10. Influence of pregnancy feeding on lactation performance
  11. Nitrogen intake and metabolism during pregnancy and lactation
  12. Nutritional strategy and reproduction
  13. Lactational effects on the endocrinology of reproduction
  14. Modelling metabolism of the lactating sow
  15. Thermal requirements of the lactating sow
  16. The influence of some sow and piglet characteristics and of environmental conditions on milk production
  17. Behaviour of sows and piglets during lactation

Index

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