Generate new knowledge on the phenotypicSet of observable characteristics or traits of an organism. The term covers the organism's morpholog... and metabolic background of IUGRIntra-uterine growth retardation, is defined as the impaired growth of the fetus or its organs durin... and low BtWPiglets weighing between 0.8 and 1.2 kg. and identify and evaluate perinatalRelating to the time, immediately before and after birth. nutritional/supplemental strategies to improve pigs and poultry’ survival, growth and development.
To achieve this aim, 3 objectives and 6 tasks are defined:
1.1) Identify and characterize the subpopulation of pigs and poultry with poor growth potential. Research will focus on IUGRIntra-uterine growth retardation, is defined as the impaired growth of the fetus or its organs durin.../low BtW piglets and on chickens suffering with body imbalance and underweight broilersChickens kept for meat production. Fast growing breeds can reach a weight of over 2 kg at 5 weeks of... at d 7 [Task 1.1 ,Task 1.2].
1.2) Identify determinant factors impacting dynamics of growth [Task 1.3].
1.3) Develop nutritional strategies to improve early development (pigs and poultry) and immunity acquisition (pigs) with special emphasis on the subpopulation of animals with reduced viability at birth [Task 1.4, Task 1.5, Task 1.6].