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Percentile growth charts for biomedical studies using a porcine model

Corson, A. M., Laws, J., Laws, A., Litten, J. C., Lean, I. J. and Clarke, L. (2008) Percentile growth charts for biomedical studies using a porcine model. Animal, 2 (12). pp. 1795-1801. ISSN 1751-7311

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1017/s1751731108002966


Increasing rates of obesity and heart disease are compromising quality of life for a growing number of people. There is much research linking adult disease with the growth and development both in utero and during the first year of life. The pig is an ideal model for studying the origins of developmental programming. The objective of this paper was to construct percentile growth curves for the pig for use in biomedical studies. The body weight (BIN) of pigs was recorded from birth to 150 days of age and their crown-to-rump length was measured over the neonatal period to enable the ponderal index (Pl; kg/m(3)) to be calculated. Data were normalised and percentile curves were constructed using Cole's lambda-mu-sigma (LMS) method for BW and PI. The construction of these percentile charts for use in biomedical research will allow a more detailed and precise tracking of growth and development of individual pigs under experimental conditions.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
ID Code:8415
Uncontrolled Keywords:percentile growth charts, ponderal index, porcine biomedical model, developmental programming, adult disease, CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE, BODY-MASS INDEX, BIRTH-WEIGHT, INSULIN, SENSITIVITY, GLUCOSE-TOLERANCE, LMS METHOD, CHILDHOOD, PIGS, CHILDREN, OBESITY
Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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