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dc.contributor.authorGeale, Pauline. F.
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-24
dc.date.available2012-07-24
dc.date.issued2011-01-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/8608
dc.descriptionDoctor of Philosophy(PhD)en_AU
dc.description.abstractThe female mammal makes an enormous metabolic investment in the early development of her offspring and this continues until the offspring is independent of its mother at weaning. Mammary secretion of colostrum and then milk requires a high proportion of ingested nutrients from the maternal diet and represents a continuation of metabolite partitioning for the growth and development of the young in-utero. Lactation represents the most energetically demanding process of the reproductive cycle. This thesis reviews current knowledge of the composition of porcine colostrum and mature milk, focusing on compositional differences that may help account for the poorer weaning performance of gilt litters in comparison to performance of litters of more experienced sows.en_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Sydney.en_AU
dc.publisherFaculty of Veterinary Scienceen_AU
dc.rightsThe author retains copyright of this thesis.
dc.subjectPigsen_AU
dc.subjectPigletsen_AU
dc.subjectNutritionen_AU
dc.subjectPorcine colostrumen_AU
dc.titleCharacterisation of Porcine Colostrum and its Impact on Piglet Growthen_AU
dc.typePhD Doctorateen_AU
dc.date.valid2012-01-01en_AU


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