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weaning

 [wēn´ing]
1. the discontinuing of breastfeeding.
2. the discontinuing of dependency on assisted ventilation.
mechanical ventilatory weaning in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as assisting the patient to breathe without the aid of a mechanical ventilator. See also dysfunctional ventilatory weaning response.

wean·ing

(wēn'ing),
1. Transition of the human infant from breast-feeding or bottle nursing and commencement of nourishment with other food.
2. Gradual withdrawal of a patient from dependency on a life-support system or other form of therapy.
3. Gradual elimination of physical or psychological dependence on a harmful or otherwise inappropriate substance or activity.
4. In veterinary medicine, the process of removal of the offspring from the dam; complete housing separation is often combined with removal of nursing support; or of bottled milk as a source of nutrition in those animals already taken off the dam; both processes are preceded by creep feeding.

wean·ing

(wēn'ing)
1. Permanent deprivation of breast milk and commencement of nourishment with other food.
2. Gradual withdrawal of a patient from dependence on a life-support system or other form of therapy.

weaning

Substitution of solid foods for milk in an infant's diet.

weaning

the accustoming of a young mammal to a form of nutrition other than its mother's milk.

weaning,

n the period of transition from breast feeding to eating solid foods.

wean·ing

(wēn'ing)
1. Transition of the human infant from breast-feeding or bottle nursing and commencement of nourishment with other food.
2. Gradual withdrawal of a patient from dependency on a life-support system or other form of therapy.
3. Gradual elimination of physical or psychological dependence on a harmful or otherwise inappropriate substance or activity.

weaning

the act of separating the young from the dam that it has been sucking, or receiving a milk diet provided by the dam or from artificial sources.

weaning age
the average age at which groups of lambs, calves or piglets are weaned off milk, which may be provided by the dam or by artificial means. In pastured animals the age is that at which the young animals are judged to be able to survive on their own by grazing, say 4 to 6 months. In intensive farming systems where good quality, well-balanced diets can be fed, and the young kept under close surveillance, early weaning is practiced successfully. Also modern farming methods demand early weaning so that the dams are again available for mating. Dairy calves, sucking pigs and some lambs are now weaned at 2 to 7 days after birth. Under natural conditions more normal weaning ages, though still subject to a great deal of variation are: calves—4 to 6 months; lambs, goat kids—8 to 10 weeks; piglets—30 to 60 days; foals—5 to 6 months; puppies—6 to 8 weeks; kittens—7 to 8 weeks.
early weaning
weaning before the young have begun to take significant amounts of alternative diets, e.g. piglets at 3 weeks of age. Usually because of a shortage of feed for the dam, or because of the need to increase the number of young produced per female per year. Segregated early weaning of pigs is a practice to reduce the transmission of disease from sow to offspring. Piglets are removed from the sow at 10 to 14 days of age and subsequently reared in a separate environment. Medicated early weaning of pigs is similar to segregated early weaning except the sow and litter are medicated with an antimicrobial active against a specific bacteria whose transmission from sow to piglet is being targeted.
weaning weight
the weight of the young at weaning. Used as a target for young food animals raised for commercial purposes and is an expression of the size at which the young are capable of leading an independent existence. In calves, in particular, the age is related to the development of adequate rumen function. Adjusted weaning weight in beef cattle is the weight immediately at weaning adjusted to 205 days of age and to mature dam age equivalence.
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The effects of various weaning times on the rumen fermentation of yellow cattle calves are presented in Table 3.
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The current study was planned to assess the challenges faced by working women and to find the difference between the knowledge and practices of working and non-working women regarding the breastfeeding and weaning practices.
Animals were selected based on an index composed by the D160, WC, WP, WM, D240, YC, YP, and YM characteristics, scrotal circumference (SC), and D160 and D240 are the numbers of days to gain 160kg from birth to weaning and 240kg after weaning, respectively.
Thirty-eight per cent of respondents (n=69) reported that their ICU had a guideline or protocol for weaning in place; however, only 16% (n=11) of respondents were involved in the development of these guidelines or protocols.
To identify the deficit areas (Introduction, preparation and administration) of weaning diet and prepare the guidelines.
Even if weaning takes advantage of the natural cycles of lactation and forage production, it is still often the most stressful thing to happen in that baby's life.
A total of 120 7-day-old piglets (Duroc x Landrace) from 12 litters were randomly assigned by litter to two groups: the normal suckling (control group, CG) and the weaning group (WG), resulting in six litters per group.
The mixing of piglets from different litters is thought to be the main cause of aggression after weaning (Keeling and Jensen 2002) as dominance hierarchy fighting is not seen between piglets from the same litter (Newberry et al.