cross-fostering

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cross-fostering

the transfer of young from one dam to another, usually to equalize numbers in litters of approximately the same age. Commonly practiced in rearing piglets.
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Piglets were cross-fostered across treatments within 3 d after birth to balance suckling intensity across sows with equalization of litter size, and thus to minimize any impact of initial litter size potentially affecting litter growth.
One sow was removed from 11% CP treatment due to severe delivery problem and her piglets were cross-fostered to balance the number of suckling piglets.
The eggs of Ediblenest Swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphaga) are sometimes taken from their nests and cross-fostered in the nests of colonies of Uniform Swiftlet (A.
The individuals nesting at the refuge are very likely descendents of Newell's shearwaters that were brought here 30 years ago as eggs and cross-fostered by the much more common wedge-tailed shearwater (Puffinus pacificus)," Zaun explains.
These investigators exposed rats prenatally to a single oral dose of TCDD, cross-fostered the animals to eliminate lactation exposure, and treated the pups at sexual maturity with DMBA.
1998) cross-fostered their rats after birth, the possibility existed that lactational exposure was necessary for the very early effects of dioxin noted in Fenton et al.
Scientists cross-fostered the animals so they were raised by mothers from the wrong species.
Whenever needed, piglets were cross-fostered among sows only within a dietary treatment within 24 h postpartum to standardize litters to approximately 10 pigs.