Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
The following dissertation is organized into seven chapters. Chapter two is a review of the literature covering prenatal development, placental effects, and pre-weaning management effects on post-weaning performance in porcine and bovine species. Chapters three through five are a summary of research conducted to examine the effects of various antiseptic compounds and environments on umbilical cord healing and infection rates in pre-weaned dairy calves and piglets. Chapter six is a summary of research conducted to examine the effects of umbilical management and farrowing stall conditions on pre-weaning mortality, umbilical hernia incidence and 150 d weight in swine. Chapter seven is a summary of research conducted to examine the effect of umbilical diameter to body weight ratio on pre-weaning mortality, umbilical hernias, and 150 d weight in swine. Chapter eight contains general conclusions from the outlined experiments.
Amanda Lynn Fordyce
Fordyce, Amanda Lynn, "Investigating physiological parameters and management procedures in the periparturient period that affect subsequent performance in ungulate species" (2018). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 16811.