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Distinguishable characteristics and early growth of piglets from Lithuanian indigenous pigs and wild boar intercross and backcross

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Author(s): Razmaite Violeta | Kerziene Sigita

Journal: Acta Veterinaria
ISSN 0567-8315

Volume: 59;
Issue: 5-6;
Start page: 591;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: swine | hybrids | early growth | wattles | coat coloration patterns

ABSTRACT
The objective of the study was to examine distinguishable characteristics between Lithuanian indigenous pigs and their hybrids through the presence of wattles, coat coloration patterns of newborn piglets and their early growth. Introgression of wild boar into Lithuanian indigenous pigs reduced the number of stillborn and dead piglets until 3 weeks of age (0.1
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