Growth performance of pigs infested with sarcoptic mange

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dc.contributor.author Wooten, E.L.
dc.contributor.author Broce, A.B.
dc.contributor.author Blecha, Frank
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-22T21:49:47Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-22T21:49:47Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04-22T21:49:47Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/3689
dc.description.abstract Two trials were conducted to determine the effect of sarcoptic mange on growth performance of pigs. Results from previous experiments with weaned pigs artificially infested with sarcoptic mites indicated no alteration of growth performance (average daily gain, average daily feed intake, and feed efficiency) in infested pigs. Two trials were conducted to further evaluate the effect of sarcoptic mange on pig growth performance. The first trial used 36, 90-lb pigs artificially infested twice or once with sarcoptic mites. Twice-infested pigs had higher average daily gain and improved feed efficiency 6 weeks after infestation than non-infested pigs. No alterations of growth performance were observed during the final 4 weeks of the trial. The second trial used 36, 30-lb pigs infested twice with sarcoptic mites (but mange was not as severe as in the first trial), No differences in growth performance were noticed during the 4-week observation period. These results suggest that, at some levels of infestation, sarcoptic mange does not affect pig growth performance. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Swine day, 1985 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 86-145-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 486 en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Growth performance en_US
dc.subject Sarcoptic mange en_US
dc.title Growth performance of pigs infested with sarcoptic mange en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1985 en_US
dc.citation.epage 108 en_US
dc.citation.spage 105 en_US
dc.description.conference Swine Day, Manhattan, KS, November 21, 1985 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid blecha en_US


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