Milk supplementation shows much higher growth rates in the fattening stage, so its implementation would be interesting to regain body condition in animals with low birth weight.
Luis Sanjoaquin Romero
Swine veterinarian. Spain
Swine veterinarian. Degree in Veterinary Science/Medicine (1994-1999).
1999-2001 Oñate farm
2001-2003 Agroal (swine veterinarian)
2003- 2012 Swine veterinarian at SClas.
Since 2012 he is a freelance veterinarian and a pig farm consultant.
Apart from working in intensive pig production he also has experience in extensive pig production, taking part in the project “Latón de la Fueva” since 2005.
He has published papers in several specialized magazines: articles related to the pig sector, field trials, etc.
Updated CV 02-Feb-2015
If we decide to use foster sows to wean the "extra" piglets farrowed by hyper-prolific sows, we must decide which system is best suited to our farm and our management conditions.
This watch has three circles: the blue one represents the hours, the green one the liveborn piglets, and the red one the stillborn piglets.
In many cases, the use of materials that lessen the piglets' boredom helps to control the problem.
There are many home-made options that allow us to carry out this so important technique on our farms.
A very simple system for monitoring the heats of replacement gilts that consists of putting them ear tags at each of the two heats during the quarantine period.