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Table 3 Reproductive performances of SPF and CV WZSP sows

From: Establishment of a special pathogen free Chinese Wuzhishan Minipigs Colony

Reproductive performances Candidate sows(n = 8) SPF colony(n = 14) Outbred colony(n = 45)
Total litter sizes 7.63 ± 1.30 6.46 ± 1.98 6.35 ± 1.53
Survival numbers at birth 6.88 ± 1.55* 5.46 ± 1.94 6.23 ± 1.53
Survival numbers at weaning 6.13 ± 1.13 5.31 ± 1.75 5.45 ± 1.95
Estrus cycle - 21.22 ± 0.88 21.16 ± 0.75
Estrus duration - 3.98 ± 0.42 4.18 ± 0.31
Gestation period - 113.55 ± 2.50 113.0 ± 2.33
  1. Note: *Survival numbers after hysterectomy.