Patterns of preweaning diarrhea in piglets on a central California ranch

S. Urcelay, D. W. Hird, E. M. Huffman, K. Parker, T. B. Farver

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To determine risk factors for development of diarrhea in litters of preweaned piglets, data were analyzed from records of 4,397 litters of swine farrowed on a central California ranch 1978-1982. Sixty-four percent of litters were treated for diarrhea. Statistical analysis by multiple logistic regression showed that litters born to young sows (parity ≤ 2) were 1.7 times more likely to develop diarrhea before weaning than were litters born to older sows (parity ≥ 3) and that litters born on one end of farrowing barns were 1.3 times more likely to develop diarrhea than were litters born in the other end. The association of diarrhea with other variables - dam breed, sire, gestation group, gestation length, sixe of litter, number of mummies, runts or stillbirths per litter, farrowing barn of birth or day of the week farrowed - was weak or nonexistent (P > 0.01).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)394-401
Number of pages8
JournalCanadian Journal of Comparative Medicine
Volume48
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984

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ranching
litters (young animals)
piglets
Diarrhea
diarrhea
Parity
Mummies
Pregnancy
barns
farrowing
Stillbirth
parity (reproduction)
Weaning
sows
pregnancy
Swine
Logistic Models
Parturition
fetal death
dams (mothers)

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Patterns of preweaning diarrhea in piglets on a central California ranch. / Urcelay, S.; Hird, D. W.; Huffman, E. M.; Parker, K.; Farver, T. B.

In: Canadian Journal of Comparative Medicine, Vol. 48, No. 4, 1984, p. 394-401.

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Urcelay, S, Hird, DW, Huffman, EM, Parker, K & Farver, TB 1984, 'Patterns of preweaning diarrhea in piglets on a central California ranch', Canadian Journal of Comparative Medicine, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 394-401.
Urcelay, S. ; Hird, D. W. ; Huffman, E. M. ; Parker, K. ; Farver, T. B. / Patterns of preweaning diarrhea in piglets on a central California ranch. In: Canadian Journal of Comparative Medicine. 1984 ; Vol. 48, No. 4. pp. 394-401.
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