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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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Pigs fed different creep feeding duration exhibited no differences in suckling, sleeping and fighting frequency and mortality (Table 5).
Effects of varying creep feeding duration on pre-weaning performance and the proportion of pigs consuming creep feed.
Effects of varying creep feeding duration on piglet feed intake Items TRT1 (1) TRT2 (1) TRT3 (1) SE (3) FI1 (2) (g/d) 7 FI2 (2) (g/d) 12 15 FI3 (2) (g/d) 25 28 25 TFI (2) (g) 252 (a) 249 (a) 154 (b) 34.
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.
In conclusion, creep feeding increased growth and feed intake of pigs after weaning.
The relationship between creep feeding behavior of piglets and adaptation to weaning: effect of diet quality.
Os cordeiros suplementados em creep feeding apresentaram menor tempo de pastejo.
1 para cordeiros desmamados, nao-desmamados sem e com suplementacao em 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 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).
Provavelmente, a permanência da mãe, juntamente com os cordeiros terminados em pastagem, resultou em menor necessidade de ingestão de alimentos sólidos (pastagem) uma vez que na dieta destes animais havia participação do leite, e concentrado nos cordeiros suplementados em creep feeding.