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Comparative Study Regarding The Growth Hormone (Gh) and Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (Acth) Effects on Milk Production in Sows

Comparative Study Regarding The Growth Hormone (Gh) and Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (Acth) Effects on Milk Production in Sows

Iuliana Codreanu

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In this study were performed investigations about the GH and ACTH implications in initiation and development of milk production in sows, and its relation with the milk production. In order to emphasize the impact of the GH and the ACTH on the involved tissues in lactopoiesis, we have chosen to evaluate the effects of Norditropin (containing GH) and Cortrosyn (containing ACTH) in sows. Were performed experimental investigations of GH through serially administration in sows, from 10 days and 3th day before farrowing and 4 days and 10 days after farrowing and ACTH, through serially administration, beginning with the first day after farrowing to 2 week after farrowing. Milk production was monitored through the piglets weight. After the treatment with Norditropin and Cortrosyn, the average weight of the piglets raised in comparison with the control group and also regarding the milk production, it was recorded a constant elevation of the main milk constitutions, especially of the lactose.

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