Trop Anim Health Prod 2021 Jun 6;53(3):346. Epub 2021 Jun 6.
ICAR Research Complex for North Eastern Hill Region, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema, Nagaland, 797 106, India.
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of seasonal variation on the frequency of post-farrowing dysgalactia syndrome (PFDS), sow body condition score (BCS), piglet survival, and weaning to estrus interval under intensive management systems. In addition, the effects of PFDS on litter characteristics and serum biochemistry, oxidative stress indices, thyroid, and cortisol profile were examined in order to identify potential biomarkers in the pre-farrowing stage. The study was conducted in summer and winter seasons in Nagaland, India, on 50 sows from 30 days before farrowing until weaning at 45 days. Read More