Effect of Dexamethasone injection at birth on growth performance of pigs from birth to weaning

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dc.contributor.author Young, M.G.
dc.contributor.author Tokach, Michael D.
dc.contributor.author Goodband, Robert D.
dc.contributor.author Nelssen, Jim L.
dc.contributor.author Dritz, Steven S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-08T18:09:52Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-08T18:09:52Z
dc.date.issued 2010-02-08T18:09:52Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2476
dc.description.abstract A total of 82 litters were used in a 21-day study to evaluate the effect of injecting litters of pigs with dexamethasone within 24 hours of birth on growth rate from birth to weaning. Experimental treatments consisted of an injection of 1 mg dexamethasone solution (2mg/mL, Prolab Ltd, St. Joseph, MO) to all pigs within a litter, while pigs in control litters did not receive a dexamethasone injection. There was no difference in growth rate from birth to weaning between pigs injected with dexamethasone and control pigs. Number of pigs weaned per litter and preweaning mortality were not different. In this study no benefit was observed in growth rate from birth to weaning from injecting whole litters of pigs with 1 mg/pig of dexamethasone within 24 hours of birth. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 2002 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 03-120-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 897 en_US
dc.subject Dexamethasone en_US
dc.subject Pigs en_US
dc.subject Growth rate en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.title Effect of Dexamethasone injection at birth on growth performance of pigs from birth to weaning en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2002 en_US
dc.citation.epage 22 en_US
dc.citation.spage 20 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 14, 2002 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mayoung en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mtokach en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dritz en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US

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