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Induced Parturition in Swine

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dc.contributor.author Weigl, Robert
dc.contributor.author Tilton, J. E.
dc.contributor.author Johnson, J. N.
dc.contributor.author Zimprich, R.
dc.contributor.author Buchanan, M. L.
dc.rights Norht Dakota State University en_US
dc.title Induced Parturition in Swine en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.source North Dakota Farm Research: Vol. 30, No. 06, pp. 23-24 en_US
dc.description The article concerns itself with two experiments were conducted to determine the effect of flumethasone, a synthetic glucocorticoid, on the gestation length of pigs. The reasons for terminating pregnancy shortly before anticipated parturition are numerous. The presence of toxemia of pregnancy renal disease, fractures, cardiovascular disease or other problems may necessitate the premature termination of pregnancy. Such interruptions also may be desired for convenience, as in medical or other research projects. The ability of the glucocorticoids to induce premature labor and parturition has been observed in several studies. 1969, evidence that the corticoids of the fetus were involved in the initiation of parturition in sheep was presented. In order to study the effects of flumethasone on the gestation length of sows two trials were arranged. Both trials are reviewed in this article. It can be concluded that the pigs treated with flumethasone tended to farrow earlier when compared to the control pigs.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-23T17:09:54Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-23T17:09:54Z
dc.date.issued 2010-06-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/9809
dc.date 1973 en_US
dc.subject Animal diseases en_US
dc.subject Swine en_US
dc.subject Pregnancy

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