COMPARATIVE STUDY REGARDING THE ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE (ACTH) EFFECTS ON MILK PRODUCTION IN EWES AND SOWS

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  • Iuliana Codreanu Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Bucharest, Splaiul Independentei, No. 105

Abstract

In this study were performed investigations about the ACTH implications in initiation and development of milk production in ewes and sows, and its relation with the milk production. In order to emphasize the impact of the ACTH on the tissues involved in lactopoiesis, we have chosen to evaluate the effects of Cortrosyn (commercial product containing Adrenocorticotropic Hormone) in these two species. Experimental investigations of ACTH were performed, through serially administration, beginning with the first day after farrowing to 2 week after farrowing. Milk production was monitored after the treatment, through the lambs and piglets weight.
After the treatment with Cortrosyn, the average weight of the lambs and 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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2015-12-21

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Working Group 1: Plant Cultivation and Animal Growing Technologies