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dc.contributor.authorSchmitt, Océane
dc.contributor.authorBaxter, Emma
dc.contributor.authorLawlor, Peadar
dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Laura
dc.contributor.authorO’Driscoll, Keelin
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-04T11:12:16Z
dc.date.available2020-08-04T11:12:16Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-09
dc.identifier.citationSchmitt, O.; Baxter, E.M.; Lawlor, P.G.; Boyle, L.A.; O’Driscoll, K. A Single Dose of Fat-Based Energy Supplement to Light Birth Weight Pigs Shortly After Birth Does Not Increase Their Survival and Growth. Animals 2019, 9, 227. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani9050227en_US
dc.identifier.issn2076-2615
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/2225
dc.descriptionpeer-revieweden_US
dc.description.abstractLow birth weight piglets are at high risk of mortality, because of the rapid depletion of their energy reserves after birth. At 3 h postpartum, 405 piglets weighing <1.1 kg were either dosed orally with 2 mL of (1) coconut oil (CO, 74 kJ/2 mL, n = 107 piglets), (2) commercial product (CP, 71 kJ/2 mL, n = 101 piglets), (3) water (W, 0 kJ/2 mL, n = 100 piglets) or (4) were sham-dosed (S, n = 97 piglets). Treatments were applied within litter (97 sows). Before treatment piglets were weighed, scored for vitality and blood glucose concentration (subset: CO = 45 piglets, CP = 38 piglets, W = 49 piglets and S = 44 piglets) and rectal temperature were measured. Rectal temperature was remeasured 1 h post-treatment (4 h postpartum). At 24 h post-treatment (27 h postpartum), vitality, weight and blood glucose were remeasured. Piglets were weighed on D5, D7, D10, D14, D21 and at weaning (27 ± 0.1 day old). Mortality rate and cause were recorded until 24h period post-treatment and until weaning. Data were analysed using Generalised Linear Mixed Models in SAS. There was no overall effect of treatment on any of the parameters measured. In conclusion, a single oral of fat-based energy supplement dose at birth did not improve growth, survival, rectal temperature or vitality of low birth weight piglets.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPI AGen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAnimals;9
dc.rightsAttribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectpigen_US
dc.subjectenergyen_US
dc.subjectlow birth weighten_US
dc.subjectsurvivalen_US
dc.subjectblood glucoseen_US
dc.titleA Single Dose of Fat-Based Energy Supplement to Light Birth Weight Pigs Shortly After Birth Does Not Increase Their Survival and Growthen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/ani9050227
dc.contributor.sponsorDepartment of Agriculture, Food and the Marineen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorGrantNumber13S428en_US
dc.source.volume9
dc.source.issue5
dc.source.beginpage227
refterms.dateFOA2020-08-04T11:12:17Z


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