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creep

 [krēp]
1. a physical property of materials that results in progressive deformation when a constant load is applied over time; it allows soft tissues to tolerate applied loads by lengthening.
2. to move along the ground using the arms and legs for propulsion. The trunk does not touch the ground.

creep

(krēp),
Any time-dependent strain developing in a material or an object in response to the application of a force or stress.

creep

a rheological effect of metals and other solid materials that may become elongated or deformed as a result of a load being applied for a long period. For example, creep can occur in silver amalgam fillings that have been in place for some time.
Cosmetic surgery A phenomenon that occurs in scalp reduction surgery after excision of a large area of alopecia, in which the skin slowly expands in response to a continuous force—e.g., the suture line at the point of closure
Managed care DRG creep
Materials science Cold flow A time-dependent strain or deformation of a material in response to a continuous force or constant stress; creep is of interest to orthopaedists who place prosthetic devices in weight-bearing regions—e.g., polyethylene components of artificial joints
Physiology A slow, continued lengthening of a muscle following a first phase of muscle lengthening
Vox populi A ne’er do well

creep

(krēp, krēp)
Progressive deformation of a material due to exposure to constant load over an extended period.
[M.E. crepen, fr. A.S. crēopan]

creep

(krēp)
Any time-dependent strain developing in a material or an object in response to the application of a force or stress.

creep

a barrier containing small apertures. Only the young animals of the group can penetrate the barrier. See also creeping.

creep barrier
a barred barrier permitting maximum auditory, olfactory, visual and palpatory contact without domination. A useful technique in a primate colony.
creep feeding
feed is placed on one side of the barrier and only the young can get access to it.
creep grazing
a creep is placed across the entrance to the pasture and only animals small enough to penetrate the creep get access to the pasture.
creep ration
a weaning diet, suitable for weaning the young, which are the only animals able to penetrate the creep.
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Creep feeding initiated from day 5 and 10 significantly reduced (p<0.
In conclusion, creep feed initiated from day 5 and 10 reduce diarrhea scores in piglets and benefit the estrus interval in sows compared with those initiated from day 15 and no-creep feeding diet, indicating creep feeding could improve the pigs and sow performance, especially those initiated from day 5 and 10.
Discuss the pros and cons of creep feeding beef calves.
Production systems comparing early weaning to normal weaning with or without creep feeding for beef steers Journal of Animal Science.
In this study, creep feeding resulted in reductions in the concentrations of cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine in sows, which could be considered a reflection of the reduced stressful effects of the suckling stimulus and nutrient loss during lactation.
However, to the best of our knowledge, studies concerning the effects of creep feeding on sow performance are somewhat limited, and no comparisons could be made to the results of this study.
Os tempos medios de pastejo foram de 9,2h para os desmamados, 8,2h para os nao-desmamados e 5,7h para os nao-desmamados e suplementados em creep feeding.
O tempo de pastejo de cordeiros desmamados foi 11 e 33% superior comparado aos cordeiros ao pe da mae sem e com creep feeding, respectivamente.
O custo mensal com assistencia tecnica foi de 0,8 salario-minimo regional do Estado do Parana (R$ 437,80) nos sistemas de cordeiro desmamado e nao-desmamado terminado em pasto, e 1,0 salario minimo regional nos sistemas com creep feeding e confinamento.
Alem disso, foi considerada contratacao de mao-de-obra temporaria; para isso, consideraram-se 48; 48; 60; 72 contratacoes (diarias) nos sistemas em pasto com e sem desmame, com creep feeding e confinamento, respectivamente.
Cordeiros terminados em confinamento, abatidos com 94 dias, apresentaram rendimentos de carcaça quente (49,86%), fria (48,22%) e verdadeiro (57,82%) semelhante (p > 0,05) ao dos cordeiros que permaneceram com suas mães em pastagem até o abate aos 101 dias, com suplementação em creep feeding (49,93; 46,74 e 58,11%, respectivamente) ou sem suplementação (47,10; 45,39 e 55,26%, respectivamente), sendo estes últimos abatidos aos 106 dias de idade.
Cordeiros confinados e que receberam suplementação em creep feeding apresentaram superior (p < 0,05) largura de tórax que cordeiros desmamados em pastagem de Tifton-85 (20,08; 18,88 e 16,52 cm, respectivamente).