Post partum body changes leading To estrous in the sow:- Ignatius, Chijioke

Ignatius Chijioke | 44 pages (5755 words) | Projects


This project is meant to determine when estrous will occur following farrowing and weaning in sows. Sixteen mature large white sows were initially chosen randomly from the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Livestock Teaching and Research farm for the experiment. The animals were divided into two groups which comprise A and B. Group A consists of eight sows at later stage of pregnancy (post partum sows) while group B consists of eight non pregnant sows. Eventually only four sows at later stage of pregnancy were able to farrow at same and preferable period; as such only four post partum and four non pregnant sows were used for analysis. The parameters measured were body weight, length of mammary gland, abdominal diameter, length of teat and diameter of teat. Graphical presentations were used for depicting the result. The result showed that body weight and teat diameter of post partum sows with percentage reduction of about 45.83% and 40% respectively are highly significant at weeks eleven and twelve when estrous occurred whereas the teat length, abdominal diameter and mammary gland length with percentage reductions of 21.50%, 16.50%, and 11.5% respectively were less significant. However, the appearance of estrous was prolonged for about 42 - 49 days after weaning. This may probably be due to environmental stresses such as climate and excessive handling during the premating period.

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APA

IGNATIUS, C (2023). Post partum body changes leading To estrous in the sow:- Ignatius, Chijioke. Repository.mouau.edu.ng: Retrieved Apr 23, 2024, from https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/post-partum-body-changes-leading-to-estrous-in-the-sow-ignatius-chijioke-7-2

MLA 8th

CHIJIOKE, IGNATIUS. "Post partum body changes leading To estrous in the sow:- Ignatius, Chijioke" Repository.mouau.edu.ng. Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 19 Dec. 2023, https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/post-partum-body-changes-leading-to-estrous-in-the-sow-ignatius-chijioke-7-2. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

MLA7

CHIJIOKE, IGNATIUS. "Post partum body changes leading To estrous in the sow:- Ignatius, Chijioke". Repository.mouau.edu.ng, Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 19 Dec. 2023. Web. 23 Apr. 2024. < https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/post-partum-body-changes-leading-to-estrous-in-the-sow-ignatius-chijioke-7-2 >.

Chicago

CHIJIOKE, IGNATIUS. "Post partum body changes leading To estrous in the sow:- Ignatius, Chijioke" Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2023). Accessed 23 Apr. 2024. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/post-partum-body-changes-leading-to-estrous-in-the-sow-ignatius-chijioke-7-2

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