The relationship between body condition score and backfat in gestating sows

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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 2010-02-11T22:40:31Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-11T22:40:31Z
dc.date.issued 2010-02-11T22:40:31Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2581
dc.description.abstract Backfat and body condition score were measured on 731 sows in a commercial swine facility to assess the accuracy of feeding sows in gestation based on body condition score. Body condition score was poorly correlated (r2 = 0.19) with backfat thickness. For example, sows assessed with a body condition of 3 ranged in backfat from 0.3 to 0.9 in. (7.5 to 23 mm). This illustrates the need to find a more objective method of measuring body condition (such as ultrasound) in order to properly adjust feeding levels and thus reduce variation in backfat of sows. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 2001 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 02-132-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 880 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Sows en_US
dc.subject Backfat en_US
dc.subject Body condition score en_US
dc.title The relationship between body condition score and backfat in gestating sows en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 2001 en_US
dc.citation.epage 9 en_US
dc.citation.spage 5 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 15, 2001 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mayoung en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mtokach en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid goodband en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jnelssen en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid dritz en_US


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