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Table 3 Number of total born (TB), live born (LB) and stillborn (SB) piglets according to treatment (P = peforelin, E = eCG, C = control) and parity of 212 litters of three herds

From: Effect of a GnRH analogue (peforelin) on the litter performance of gilts and sows

  Group n Litter numbers (mean ± standard deviation)
TB LB SB
Gilts P 28 13.1 ± 3.4 12.3 ± 2.9 0.7 ± 0.9
E 17 15.2 ± 2.8 13.5 ± 3.1 1.6 ± 2.7
C 25 14.2 ± 3.5 13.6 ± 3.4 0.6 ± 1.0
Primiparous P 30 14.8 ± 3.9 13.6 ± 3.4 1.0 ± 1.8
E 15 15.7 ± 3.2 14.4 ± 2.9 1.3 ± 1.5
C 24 14.0 ± 3.0 13.3 ± 3.1 0.5 ± 0.9
Pluriparous P 20 15.1 ± 3.7 12.4 ± 3.8 2.2a ± 0.5
E 27 14.9 ± 4.4 13.7 ± 3.8 0.9b ± 1.0
C 26 14.4 ± 4.4 12.9 ± 4.2 1.4a,b ± 2.3
All parities P 78 14.3 ± 3.7 12.8 ± 3.3 1.3 ± 1.8
E 59 15.2 ± 3.7 13.8 ± 3.4 1.2 ± 1.8
C 75 14.2 ± 3.6 13.2 ± 3.6 0.9 ± 1.6
  1. a, b Within a specific parity group, differences among treatment groups were statistically significant (p ≤ 0.05)