The weaning-to-service interval is a short but vital period regarding the productivity of the sow.
Given the complexity of the problem caused by mycotoxins in pig production, we must come up with a preventive strategy in order to attain a contamination level that is as low as possible.
The hoppers and the feeders will condition our ability for attaining maximum feed consumption.
This feeding system has a great return on investment, especially for the lactating sows, and even more in hot areas.
Constipation is one of the factors that are involved in pre weaning piglet mortality.
One of the most frequent recommendations for improving the feed consumption in sows during lactation is using pelleted feed instead of meal. Nevertheless, this recommendation is not very well supported by experimental evidences.
The performance decrease suffered by the piglets when weaned is one of the most worrying factors at the pig farms.