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The Effects of Diarrhea on Food-Intake in Piglets Weaned on the Day of Birth

BARANYIOVA E, HOLUB A
Veterinarni Medicina 38, 1993, 659-665

Large White x Landrace piglets (23 animals) weaned on the first day after birth were reared individually in a thermoneutral environment on a liquid diet having a macronutrient content similar to that of sow's milk. They were offered the diet from sucking bottles nine times a day at 2-h intervals. According to the appearance of the faeces the animals were divided into two groups: diarrhoeic piglets and clinically healthy animals. Their consumption of the diet, energy (GE) and macronutrients was assessed from the 3rd to the 10th day after birth


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