The piglets born to primiparous sows show a worse performance during the nursery stage and a twofold risk of dying than the piglets born to multiparous sows.
Maria Nazaré Lisboa
Graduate in veterinary medicine from the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco. Specialist in the diagnosis of Respiratory Diseases from the University of Minnesota and master's degree in Pathology and Pig Production, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Consuitec Veterinarian (technical consulting firm for swine) at the Center for Animal Pathology - CEPPA Laboratory (Swine Diagnostic Pathology) and the Technical Editor at Suínos e Cía. She is a consultant in pig farms in different states of Brazil and serves the areas of health, reproduction, management and human resources.
Updated CV 09-Jun-2013
Small piglets with a low viability are a growing problem, and they represent one of the main causes of pre-weaning mortality.
The improvement in prolificacy seems to be linked, in many cases, to a lower uniformity of the weights at birth.