Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 8 Plasma cortisol (ng/ml) concentrations during three different weaning treatments before and after weaning

From: Intermittent suckling with or without co-mingling of non-littermate piglets before weaning improves piglet performance in the immediate post-weaning period when compared with conventional weaning

Day1,2 Treatment3 P-value
CW IS ISCo
D −6 19 (11.0-29.6) 19 (10.6-28.8) 23 (14.1-34.6) 0.724
D −4 20 (12.1-29.6) 27 (18.0-38.5) 22 (13.4-31.7) 0.467
D 2 28 (14.9-45.5) 20 (9.2-35.0) 24 (12.2-40.7) 0.672
D 4 25abx(17.9-32.6) 32axy(24.4-41.1) 14by(8.9-19.8) 0.001
  1. 1Day in relation to weaning with 0 representing weaning (e.g. 2 is 2 d after weaning)
  2. 2Data has been transformed via square root and then back transformed and expressed as least square means with 95% confidence intervals
  3. 3CW = conventional weaning (n = 10 pre-weaning, n = 9 post-weaning), IS = intermittent suckling (n = 10 pre-weaning, n = 9 post-weaning), ISCo = intermittent suckling with co-mingling (n = 10 pre-weaning, n = 9 post-weaning)
  4. abValues within a row not having the same superscript are significantly different
  5. xyValues within a row with different superscripts are trends