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The disclosed invention concerns improving the metabolic stability of newborn pigs and increasing their survival rate by administering to a pregnant sow during its late stages of gestation an effective amount of a material selected from the group consisting of a dihydroxy alkanol having 3 to 10 carbon atoms, a triglyceride of glycerol and fatty acids containing 8 to 12 carbon atoms and the mono-and diol esters of said alkanols and said fatty acids.
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, Ky.
Stahly, Tim S., "Method for Improving the Metabolic Stability and Survival of Newborn Pigs" (1982). Animal and Food Sciences Faculty Patents. Paper 8.