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Changes in the Organs of Pigs in Response to Feeding for the First 24 h after Birth

Changes in the Organs of Pigs in Response to Feeding for the First 24 h after Birth Organs and muscles of unfed newborn piglets, and of littermates given only water or suckled for 24 h, and suckled for 10 days have been weighed and analysed. Some organs, notably the pancreas, adrenals and kidneys, were found to grow extremely rapidly during the first 24 h after birth in response to food, and then to gain weight more slowly over the next 9 days. Others, the liver, spleen, brain and skeletal muscles gained more weight per day between days 1 and 10 than they did during the first 24 h. The gain in weight is due primarily to incorporation of protein into existing cells and not to rapid cell division. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Neonatology Karger

Changes in the Organs of Pigs in Response to Feeding for the First 24 h after Birth

Neonatology , Volume 28 (5-6): 11 – Jan 1, 1976

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Publisher
Karger
Copyright
© 1976 S. Karger AG, Basel
ISSN
1661-7800
eISSN
1661-7819
DOI
10.1159/000240827
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Abstract

Organs and muscles of unfed newborn piglets, and of littermates given only water or suckled for 24 h, and suckled for 10 days have been weighed and analysed. Some organs, notably the pancreas, adrenals and kidneys, were found to grow extremely rapidly during the first 24 h after birth in response to food, and then to gain weight more slowly over the next 9 days. Others, the liver, spleen, brain and skeletal muscles gained more weight per day between days 1 and 10 than they did during the first 24 h. The gain in weight is due primarily to incorporation of protein into existing cells and not to rapid cell division.

Journal

NeonatologyKarger

Published: Jan 1, 1976

Keywords: Growth; Protein; DNA; Pigs; Organs; Muscles

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