Ovarian responses to lactation management strategies

N.M. Soede, W. Hazeleger, R. Gerritsen, P. Langendijk, B. Kemp

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A number of lactation management strategies can be applied to reduce negative effects of lactation on post-weaning fertility. This paper focuses on effects of lactation length, Intermittent Suckling and Split Weaning on follicle development and subsequent oestrus. It is concluded that a lactation length of less than 3 weeks still leads to suboptimal reproductive performance in our modern sows. Further, both Intermittent Suckling and Split Weaning stimulate lactational follicle development and oestrus, but the variation in response between sows still limits practical application
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationControl of Pig Reproduction VIII
EditorsH. Rodriguez-Martinez, J.L. Vallet, A.J. Ziecik
Place of PublicationNottingham
Number of pages336
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameSociety of Reproduction and Fertility
PublisherNottingham University Press

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