Grant to address weaning pig stress

Research hopes to reduce effects of stress on piglets through use of anti-inflammatory medication.

Although it’s not always seen, stress affects almost every mammal on the planet, and stressors come in all shapes and sizes.

For young piglets, one of the biggest stressors is weaning, which brings about a litany of social, environmental and nutritional stresses. The stronger those stressors are on a pig, the more they can restrict its ability to grow and develop at a normal pace by exaggerating the animal’s immune responses.

A team of researchers in the Texas Tech

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