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Factors in the Pig that Influence the Effects of a Poison

  • (563) The age of the pig.
  • Its weight and size. Generally the younger the pig the more severe the effect.
  • The nutritional status and feed intake.
  • The health status
  • The droplet size of the toxin. The smaller the size the greater the absorption.
  • Sex. Gilts and sows for example are more susceptible to organophosphorus poisoning.

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