Effects of flushing, altrenogest, and pubertal status on litter traits in gilts

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dc.contributor.author Rhodes, M.T.
dc.contributor.author Davis, Duane L.
dc.contributor.author Stevenson, Jeffrey S.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-19T17:20:13Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-19T17:20:13Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-19T17:20:13Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3669
dc.description.abstract We tested the effects of flushing (3.4 lb extra ground sorghum grain for at least 10 days before estrus) and estrous synchronization with altrenogest on litter traits in gilts. Altrenogest had no effect on litter size or weight, but flushing increased both traits. The response to flushing occurred entirely among gilts artificially inseminated at the pubertal estrus. Pubertal gilts represented approximately 40% of the gilts in our experiment, and their improvement in litter size was almost two pigs. When all gilts were considered, flushing improved litter size by .9 pigs. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1987 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 88-125-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 528 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Flushing en_US
dc.subject Altrenogest en_US
dc.title Effects of flushing, altrenogest, and pubertal status on litter traits in gilts en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1987 en_US
dc.citation.epage 30 en_US
dc.citation.spage 27 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 19, 1987 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid davis en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jss en_US


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