A Quantitative Biology of the Pig by Llias Kyriazakis

By Llias Kyriazakis

A large number of qualitative details has been accumulated on many points of pig biology over contemporary years, in parts comparable to genetics, progress and body structure, and welfare. it really is now widely known that there's a have to use those facts as a foundation for the advance of quantitative types, which will extra enhance functionality and productiveness. This has been completed in a few parts, particularly body structure, yet no earlier test at bringing jointly and integrating this fabric has been made. This e-book, written by means of prime researchers from Europe, america and Australasia, fills that hole. It starts off with descriptions of the animal, its feed and its atmosphere. specialists then speak about the most recent mechanistic mathematical versions which describe specific physiological procedures and keep in mind the most exterior impacts. the gathering concludes with a evaluation of the benefits and implications of a quantitative method of pig biology. the tips provided can be crucial examining for animal scientists, rather utilized physiologists, with an lively curiosity in pigs and also will have relevance to investigate on different cattle.

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These gonadal steroids are needed to induce mating behaviour, the final step of pubertal development in the boar (Ford, 1990). , 1977). Measures of prolificacy A number of variables can be used to evaluate sow reproductive performance. The most encompassing single variable measurement of prolificacy is pigs weaned per sow per year. Pigs weaned per sow per year incorporates all other variables including pigs weaned per litter and litters per sow per year. Pigs weaned per litter can be broken down into its component traits.

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