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Behavior of suckling pigs supplemented with an encapsulated iron oral formula

Authordc.contributor.authorValenzuela Venegas, Carolina 
Authordc.contributor.authorLagos Alvarez, Gianfranco 
Authordc.contributor.authorFigueroa Hamed, Jaime 
Authordc.contributor.authorTadich Gallo, Tamara 
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationJournal of Veterinary Behavior 13 (2016) 6-9es_ES
Abstractdc.description.abstractParental iron supplementation in neonatal piglets is a routine management to solve anemia but may cause welfare problems. The aim of this study was to assess behavior responses generated after oral or parenteral iron supplementation. Parenteral supplementation consisted of 200 mg of iron dextran intramuscular. The novel oral iron supplement was a combination of encapsulated nonheme/heme iron (252 mg of total iron) delivered orally. Two litters formed by 11, 2-day-old piglets were assigned to each treatment. The litters were video recorded for 6 hours, 3 before and 3 after iron supplementation. Scan sampling every 3 minutes was used to register the occurrence of 7 behaviors. The highest overall percentage of time was allocated to resting, 46.5% (167.4 minutes) for the parenteral group and 42.4% (152.6 minutes) for the oral group; and suckling 24.6% (88.6 minutes) for the parenteral group and 27.8% (100.1 minutes) for the oral group. Resting time was higher after 1 hour of iron supplementation in the parenteral group 51.9% (31.1 minutes) vs. 33.8% (19.7 minutes). In conclusion, the oral iron supplementation resulted in a higher behavioral disruption in neonatal pigs, probably associated to increased handling time and aversive flavor of the supplement. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reservedes_ES
Patrocinadordc.description.sponsorship"Proyecto de Insercion en la Academia CONICYT PAI" 7912010043 "FONDECYT de Iniciacion" 11140249es_ES
Type of licensedc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Chile*
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Sourcedc.sourceJournal of Veterinary Behaviores_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectTime budgetes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectOral irones_ES
Títulodc.titleBehavior of suckling pigs supplemented with an encapsulated iron oral formulaes_ES
Document typedc.typeArtículo de revistaes_ES
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