Breeding Physiology

Maternal Behavior Potentially Affecting Offspring Survivability: a Comparison Between Meishan and Yorkshire X Landrace (YL) Sows

Authors
  • L. M. Hohenshell (Iowa State University)
  • Jennifer A. Minick (Iowa State University)
  • D. C. Lay (Iowa State University)
  • Stephen P. Ford (Iowa State University)

Abstract

This study was designed to examine differences in maternal behavior between two breeds, the Meishan breed from China and the Yorkshire/Landrace (YL) cross. This was a preliminary trial aimed at gathering data to appropriately design a more extensive study. Identification of maternal behavioral contributions to piglet survivability may assist in reducing production losses caused by the sow.

Keywords: ASL R1381

How to Cite:

Hohenshell, L. M., Minick, J. A., Lay, D. C. & Ford, S. P., (1997) “Maternal Behavior Potentially Affecting Offspring Survivability: a Comparison Between Meishan and Yorkshire X Landrace (YL) Sows”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 1997
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