Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 49 issue 2 (april 2015) : 262-264

Study on the growth performance and mortality in pre-weaning Burmese piglets reared under field condition of Aizawl, India

C. Lalremruata*, L. Hmar, G. Kalita
1College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Central Agricultural University, Selesih, Aizawl, Mizoram-796 014, India.
Cite article:- Lalremruata* C., Hmar L., Kalita G. (2024). Study on the growth performance and mortality in pre-weaning Burmese piglets reared under field condition of Aizawl, India. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 49(2): 262-264. doi: 10.5958/0976-0555.2015.00115.6.
The studies on the growth performance and mortality of Burmese piglets were conducted under the field condition in Aizawl district of Mizoram. The data of 35 male and 40 female piglets were studied for a period of 11 months (July 2009 to May 2010). The results revealed that sex had significant effect (Preased from FN1 to FN2, however it declined from FN3 to FN4. Pre-weaning mortality percentage was found to be 21.33% and Classical Swine Fever was the main causes of mortality.
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