A.S. Series 69-44
In recent years much of the interest in nutrition of the gravid sow has been centered around restricting feed intake regardless of the weight gain of the sow. It has now become a common practice to restrict intake so that weight gain during gestation is limited to a maximum of 75 to 100 pounds. More recently, there has been some interest in the feeding of 2, 2 – dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate (dichlorvos) near the end of gestation to attempt to increase the number of live pigs born and growth rate following birth.
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Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Anderson, R.H. and Wahlstrom, R.C., "Effect of Restricted Weight Gain and/or Dichlorvos on Reproductive Performance of Gravid Gilts" (1969). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1969. 11.