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Weight and age at weaning influence pancreatic size and enzymatic capacity

Cranwell, P.D., Pierzynowski, S.G., Rippe, C., Pluske, J.R., Power, G.N., Campbell, R.G., Kerton, D.J., King, R.H. and Dunshea, F.R. (1997) Weight and age at weaning influence pancreatic size and enzymatic capacity. In: Manipulating Pig Production VI. Proceedings of the sixth biennial conference of the Australasian Pig Science Association (APSA), 7 - 10 December, Canberra, Australia p. 66.

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Abstract

Many pig producers are moving towards early weaning in an effort to minimise disease transfer from sow to piglet. However, it is possible that the digestive function of early-weaned pigs may be immature and incapable of digesting many feedstuffs. The present study was designed to examine some of the factors that might influence pancreatic enzymic function in the weaned pig.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: APSA Publications
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/28224
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