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pig

(pig),
A container, usually made of lead, used for shielding vials or syringes containing radioactive materials.
[jargon]

pig

(pĭg)
n.
a. Any of various mammals of the family Suidae, having short legs, hooves with two weight-bearing toes, bristly hair, and a cartilaginous snout used for digging, including the domesticated hog (Sus scrofa subsp. domestica syn. S. domesticus) and wild species such as the bushpig.
b. A domesticated hog, especially when weighing less than 54 kilograms (120 pounds).
c. The edible parts of one of these mammals.
intr.v. pigged, pigging, pigs
To give birth to pigs; farrow.
Psychology Pigs may be kept as pets, the chief advantage of which is that their skin is similar to that of humans and thus they don’t evoke fur allergies as do cats and dogs
Radiation safety A whiskey shot glass-sized lead-shielded receptacle used to transport and store radioactive material in clinical or research labs, which reduces the radioisotope’s gamma radiation
Vox populi A food animal—Haematopinus suis—and occasional vector for human pathogens

pig

Vox populi A food animal and occasional vector for human pathogens: Bacteria Bacillus anthracis–anthrax, Brucella suis, Clostridium botulinum–botulism, C perfringens–pigbel, Flavobacterium group IIb-like bacteria, Leptospirosis, Pasteurella aerogenes, Pasteurella multocida, Salmonella cholerae-suis–salmonellosis, Streptococcus dysgalactiae (group L), Streptococcus milleri, Streptococcus suis type 2 (group R), Yersinia enterocolitica, Y pseudotuberculosis Parasites Ascaris suum, cryptosporidiosis, Entamoeba polecki, Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, Fasciolopsis buski, sarcocystosis, scabies, Taenia solium, Trichinella spiralis Viruses Influenza, rabies, swine influenzae, swine vesicular disease. Cf Guinea pig.
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There was a relatively unexpected variation in the time of farrowing after MPA IVD withdrawal.
In conclusion, IVDs impregnated with MPA can delay parturition and avoid farrowing in weekends without having negative effects on the alive/total born piglets ratio.
Effect of PGF2[alpha] and neostigmine on induction of parturition, farrowing interval and litter survival in swine.
Increasing the predictability of cloprostenol-induced farrowing in sows.
When looking at the possible interactions between pregnancy and lactation housing, it can be seen in Table 5 that, when moved into farrowing crates, previously group-housed sows spent more time dog sitting and sternal lying, and less time standing and lateral lying than previously stalled sows.
For the rooting behavior, (Lammers and Lange, 1986) suggest the rooting behavior is one sign of nesting behavior in a farrowing crate.
Previous work has shown that a change from loose housing to confinement at farrowing may be more stressful than confinement throughout pregnancy and lactation (Vestergaard and Hansen, 1984).
There were fewer residual effects of pregnancy housing after farrowing, but EC sows still showed more dog-sitting than SC and GC sows.
In the other direction, the farrowing rate could be 65% (or even lower).
SIGNS OF SEASONAL INFERTILITY IN SOWS: * Decreased farrowing rate * Increased days from weaning to estrus Young sows are especially influenced by summer infertility.
To account for the less-than-perfect farrowing rates during the year, Levis calculated a seasonal coefficient to aid in setting breeding targets.
Realistic goals for attaining high PPSY records in a herd are: nonproductive days, <60; weaning age, <24 d; farrowing rate, >80%; litter size, >10.0 pigs born alive; pre-weaning mortality, <14%; mating/service, >2.0; and sow mortality, <8%.