Title

Effect of Exercise on Porcine Muscle and Body Composition

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

1976

Publisher

American Society of Animal Science

Source Publication

Journal of Animal Science

Source ISSN

1525-3163

Abstract

Sixteen 8-week-old intact male miniature pigs were divided into three groups. Five pigs served as controls and were not subjected to forced exercise. Five pigs were exercised by endurance running on a treadmill and six pigs were exercised by sprint running on a treadmill. After 7 months of exercise all animals were exsanguinated and analyzed for body size and composition, heart size and composition, and changes of major muscle protein in the tibialis cranialis. Neither of the exercise programs significantly altered weight or composition of the body, heart or tibialis cranialis. It is likely that stage of growth, species size and sex, and type of exercise were important contributing factors to these results.

Comments

Journal of Animal Science, Vol. 42, No. 4 (1976): 854-859. DOI.

Dr. Robert Fitts was affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Madison at the time of publication.