Pig glossary

Isowean

An Isowean system is any kind of system based on the weaning of the piglets in a location away from the dams and the rest of the age groups in the farm. The Isowean principle is based on the fact that the piglets are kept free from the majority of the potential pathogens until the weaning time, and if they are kept apart, in the farm, from other age groups, they will keep free from these pathogens. The word Isowean derives from the terms "Isolated" and "Weaning".

Isowean