clasification of GP
number of digits on fore and hind
four on the front and three on the back
ideal caging for GP
solid bottom cages with bedding
space requirement for GP up to 350g
space requirement for GP >350g
height requirement for GP cage
ideal temp for GP
predominant leukocyte in GP
name of special leukocytes in peripheral blood
where are Kurloff cells found most often and when?
in thymus, spleen, liver, lung during pregnancy
purpose of Kurloff cells
NK cell activity, cancer resistance?
which teeth are open rooted in the GP
all teeth (hyposodontic)
description of oral cavity in GP
small and narrow, soft palate coveres nearly the entire back of the pharynx, only small palatal ostium visible
Stomach of GP
monogastric hind gut fermentor, glandular epithelium all over
describe the Preyer or pinna reflex
cocking of the pinnae in response to a sharp sound.
what are the hormones responsible for growth regulation in GP
Insulin growth factor 1 & 2. (not pituitary growth hormone)
special requirement of GP feed
stabilized Vitamin C
how long can stabilized feed be stored
180d post milling
how long can unstabilized feed be stored
90d post milling
describe unique components of female reproductive tract
vaginal closure membrane
at what age does the pubic symphysis fuse?
what hormone is responsible for relaxation of the pubic symphysis as parturition nears?
GP are ______ ovulators
highly fertile, 2-10h post delivery