Blueprint: Selection for feed efficiency helps pigs adapt to stressors Johnson, Anna Colpoys, Jessica Dekkers, Jack Patience, John Patience, John Johnson, Anna
dc.contributor.department Animal Science 2021-02-18T19:34:27.000 2021-02-24T21:15:12Z 2021-02-24T21:15:12Z Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2016 2016-04-18
dc.description.abstract <p>Enormous strides have been made to improve feed efficiency during the grow-finish period by selecting for pigs that grow faster and that have less backfat. Recently, selection for feed efficiency has been accelerated by directly measuring feed intake and, therefore, feed efficiency on animals in nucleus breeding populations. The question whether selection for feed efficiency results in pigs that are less robust and that may be less able to cope with physiological and behavioral stress is, however, often raised. After all, mounting an immune response and coping with stress requires substantial amounts of energy, and pigs that are very efficient may not have the resources to mount an effective response to cope.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is published as Azarpajouh, S., J. Colpoys, J. Dekkers, N. Gabler, J. Patience, and A. Johnson. Blueprint: Selection for feed efficiency helps pigs adapt to stressors. National Hog Farmer. April 18, 2016. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Animal Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Behavior and Ethology
dc.subject.disciplines Immunology and Infectious Disease
dc.subject.disciplines Physiology
dc.title Blueprint: Selection for feed efficiency helps pigs adapt to stressors
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