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Quesnel H. Colostrum production by sows: variability of colostrum yield and immunoglobulin G concentrations. Animal. 2011;5:1546-53 pubmed publisher
..This study points out the need for future research on the role of the hormones involved in both the process of parturition and lactogenesis in the relationship between stillbirth, process of parturition and colostrum production. ..
Loisel F, Farmer C, van Hees H, Quesnel H. Relative prolactin-to-progesterone concentrations around farrowing influence colostrum yield in primiparous sows. Domest Anim Endocrinol. 2015;53:35-41 pubmed publisher
..29). In conclusion, a greater PRL/P4 ratio 24Â h prepartum, characterized by lower P4 concentrations and a trend for greater PRL concentrations peripartum, led to increased colostrum yield in primiparous sows. ..