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Estimation of Growth Curve Parameters for Body Weight and Length in Miniature Pigs
- Kang, Hyun Sung (Department of Animal Science, Sunchon National University) ;
- Nam, Ki Chang (Department of Animal Science, Sunchon National University) ;
- Cabling, Meriam M. (Department of Animal Science, Sunchon National University) ;
- Lee, Myeong Seop (Medi Kinetics) ;
- Choi, Te Jung (National Institute of Animal Science, RDA) ;
- Yoon, Jong Taek (Department of Animal Life Research, Hankyong National University) ;
- Seo, Kang Seok (Department of Animal Science, Sunchon National University)
- Received : 2012.08.08
- Accepted : 2012.12.13
- Published : 2012.12.31
This study was conducted to estimate the growth curve parameters for the body weight (BW) and body length (BL) of miniature pigs in Korea. Growth curve parameters were estimated through a nonlinear regression model using Gompertz, Logistic, and von Bertalanffy methods. A total of 25 piglets were measured monthly from birth up to 15 months of age to estimate both body weight and length. Results showed that the estimated average values for the body weight (body length) were 31.83 kg (58.77 cm) for the mature weight (A), 3.06 (1.74) for the growth ratio (
Supported by : KOREA Institute of Planning and Evaluation for Technology in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (IPET)
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